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World's Scariest Borders

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Beware the con men and criminals who prey on travelers at these nerve-racking country crossings.

Pakistan + Afghanistan

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A crucial trade route for centuries, the Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan through the Safed Koh mountains is at once fabled and formidable. Getting there is half the scare, thanks to tales of Taliban ambushes and other military actions claiming innocent bystanders. And even if you avoid armed attack, you’ll have to contend with Pakistan’s famously erratic truck drivers.

World's Scariest Borders

Pakistan + Afghanistan

A crucial trade route for centuries, the Khyber Pass connecting Afghanistan and Pakistan through the Safed Koh mountains is at once fabled and formidable. Getting there is half the scare, thanks to tales of Taliban ambushes and other military actions claiming innocent bystanders. And even if you avoid armed attack, you’ll have to contend with Pakistan’s famously erratic truck drivers.

Mike Goldwater / Alamy
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