Newbie primitive travelers, read my words and consider them. Your ass may depend on it. 

If you’re upping your game from a Disney Princess Cruise to a lost weekend in some remote locale, remember safety standards don’t exist in primitive situations. The tempting rickety bridges surrounding you aren’t inspected by structural engineers wearing mickey mouse ears. These structures don’t have d-rings, straps or safety nets. 

You can’t  assume people safely traverse these bridges on a regular basis. In these remote parts, children, dogs, old people, livestock etc occasionally plunge to their death in the natural course of their lives. They didn’t wear the latest repelling gear or wing suits or even have a parachute.  What happens to them? They splat on the jagged rocks below. They get swept away by the raging rivers.

So don’t let your primal side take over while you’re looking at some wood chips and vines that resemble a bridge stretched across  a canyon. Take a photo, then go back to your resort and para sail.   

Ensendada, Baja California, Mexico

Changlang, Arunachal Pradesh, India

Antrim, Northern Ireland

Trift Glacier, Switzerland

Monte Cristallo, Dolomites of Trentino, Italy

Copper Canyon, Chihuahua, Mexico

 Ghasa, Nepal

Bontoc, Mountain Province, Philippines

Solius, Catalonia, Spain

 Yingkiong, Arunachal, India