The One Place Anthony Bourdain Can't Go, Because of Insurance

We've often asked "where in the world WON'T Anthony Bourdain go?" Okay, fine, maybe only I ask that, but it's a valid question. With three destination-based award-winning TV series under his belt, Bourdain is a traveler with some knowledge. No, not just on the best place to have pho and beer with former POTUS Barack Obama (but also yes, that too), but places where maybe the danger outweighs the opportunity.

The One Place Anthony Bourdain Can't Go, Because of Insurance
Anthony Bourdain hosts Parts Unknown, photo courtesy of CNN

To clarify, Bourdain answered a question on Twitter, which he does not infrequently, with a level of succinctness and candor that still surprises me most days.

"Why don't you go to Venezuela?" asked Twitter'er Lorenzo on a post from CNN featuring a promo video for this week's Parts Unknown –– Bourdain's series on the cable news network.

Tony responded, not a super surprising answer, as I seem to recall he's said similar things about previous travel gigs. "Venezuela is so utterly screwed up, the insurance companies won't cover us," he said.

There was a follow-up question shortly thereafter, asking what other countries also wouldn't be insured.

And here you were thinking it was because he was the problem, right?

The multi-Emmy-winning CNN series Parts Unknown airs on Sundays.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

 Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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