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Old 06-15-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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I'm not going to visit places like Gary, or Camden.

The majority of gun related crimes in this country are gang or domestic related. It's very unlikely that Mary Jones walking down 16th St. in Denver is going to be gunned down in a random act of violence. In India just riding on a city bus is inviting rape. Big difference.
But I assume most tourists aren't riding buses, right? I guess I just wouldn't let rape cases prevent me from visiting a country. After all, the chances of it happening to you are very slim.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:14 AM
 
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But I assume most tourists aren't riding buses, right? I guess I just wouldn't let rape cases prevent me from visiting a country. After all, the chances of it happening to you are very slim.
I think you assume wrong. In major cities in the US, tourists ride public transit like the rest of us. NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, DC, etc.
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Old 06-15-2015, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Huntsville
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Pretty much anywhere with mountains. We are beach people, so mountains are a turn off to us for some reason.

I also have no intention of ever visiting anywhere that the temperature drops below 30 degrees.
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Old 06-15-2015, 10:00 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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Pretty much anywhere with mountains. We are beach people, so mountains are a turn off to us for some reason.

I also have no intention of ever visiting anywhere that the temperature drops below 30 degrees.

Mountains are OK, but I do prefer the beach myself. Honestly I don't care if the topography of the land is flat, so long as it is lush and green.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:38 PM
 
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I think you assume wrong. In major cities in the US, tourists ride public transit like the rest of us. NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston, DC, etc.
But we're talking about India. To each their own but with a population like in India, the chances of a tourist getting raped is slim.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:57 PM
 
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Japanese tourist says raped by India tour guide - Telegraph
Danish tourist gang-raped in India
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Old 06-15-2015, 08:33 PM
 
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Turkey is part of the EU, and is not considered a Middle East country. Just saying.
I think you may mean NATO? Anyhoo, my grey-haired mild-mannered mother did tour of Turkey, had a marvelous time.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:45 AM
 
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From Wikipedia:

Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005.
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Old 06-16-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Taipei
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Turkey became an associate member of the EEC in 1963, joined the EU Customs Union in 1995 and started full membership negotiations with the European Union in 2005.
Turkey is a candidate of EU and is so not gonna join within the foreseeable future. Start negotiating means nothing, Switzerland, Norway, and Iceland all had negotiations with Brussels at one point but they remain outside of the EU to this day and will continue to be so for a very very long tome.
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Old 06-16-2015, 11:08 AM
 
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And as I mentioned, rape is not going to prohibit me traveling to a country. You know how many instances of rape happen in this country? Yet here we are, living our lives, not afraid. I mean as always, that's your choice, I just find it an odd reason when we have those very same things happening here, in the country we live in.

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