- Mordor. The granddaddy of all places to avoid I think. There's nothing to commend it. No outstanding views, no warm welcome (I'm not including the volcano) and the natives are definitely (a) ugly and (b) hostile. (In fairness to the orcs, they can't help how they look but, face it, they are offputting!).
- Narnia in the grips of the White Witch. Snow is lovely in small doses or on Christmas cards but a nuisance at all other times and I never have liked the cold. (I know, I know. I don't like the warmth emanating from Mordor's volcano either. Yes I can be difficult to please).
- Ankh-Morpork when Twoflower, the Discworld's first tourist, is anywhere near by. I think for safety's sake a minimum of 50 miles distant from the accident causing menace would be a good thing to maintain.
Perhaps there ought to be a fictional Tourist Board and/or Rough Guides to fictional worlds. I highly recommend Diana Wynne Jones's The Tough Guide to Fantasyland incidentally as one of the funniest books I've read. Following on from my post yesterday, the fictional places you wouldn't catch me at, if a visit ever somehow became possible, are:-
I'm Allison Symes and write fairytales with bite, especially novels and short stories.