Best Side Effect of Civil Unrest

Visiting violence-wracked countries isn't everyone's idea of a vacation, but local unrest can be a boon for the bargain hunter. Nepal, which has endured 10 years of civil war, is a perfect example. Although foreigners haven't been targets in the conflict between the government and Maoist rebels, the U.S. Department of State asks Americans to defer all nonessential travel to Nepal; the British government tells its citizens to remain vigilant. But if you can live with a moderate level of risk, you'll come across fabulous hotel and restaurant deals and have some of Asia's most iconic sights, like Durbar Square and...

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