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Old 07-02-2015, 07:07 AM
 
Location: England
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I was a regular visitor to Tunisia. My wife and I were at the Imperial Marhaba just four weeks ago. We won't be going again. Knowing we stayed at a hotel where so many people were murdered is upsetting.

We are in Rhodes, Greece at the moment. There are financial problems of course, but no danger.
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Old 07-02-2015, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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Russia and eastern Europe.

Under no circumstances.
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Old 07-02-2015, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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Won't go anywhere there is frequent political instability or cultural traditions/ rules that are rigidly followed and could result in serious punishment (imprisonment or death) if not followed. Would love to travel to Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Palestine (most of the Middle East) and throughout Africa, but not willing to get my butt thrown in jail because I did something that offended some prehistoric tradition or get blown up as a result of being in the wrong place at the wrong time and getting stuck in the cross fire of some conflict. I have already been to Turkey, Egypt and Morocco... had a wonderful time, but due to significantly different cultural traditions and laws there were some major uncomfortable moments and these countries are considered a lot of liberal then the other ones I have mentioned. I would love to backpack across Central America to South America, but frequent images of brutal murders (which are usually related to gangs or drug trafficking... but still do not paint a pretty picture) I am hesitant as I sort of like my head attached to my neck. Not interested in going to anywhere too north... snow, seals, whales and ice caps look pretty, but I could live with just seeing the pictures online or watching a documentary without having to avoid freezing to death. Not interested in going getting where that had no modern conveniences. My ancestors for many generations have been running away from third world struggles in search of gold and glory ... I think heading back in the other direction would sort of be a huge slap in the face! (I can just picture the corpses of many generations of people in my bloodline that by foot, camel, horse and boat struggled to get to the new world rattling in their graves shrieking ...YOU ARE GOING THE WRONG WAT YOU IDIOT! !
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Old 07-03-2015, 07:09 AM
 
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Iraq, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Pakistan. Under no circumstances.
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Old 07-03-2015, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Russia and eastern Europe.

Under no circumstances.
I went to eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic) last year and it was wonderful. You should rethink this one.
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Old 07-03-2015, 11:46 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I was a regular visitor to Tunisia. My wife and I were at the Imperial Marhaba just four weeks ago. We won't be going again. Knowing we stayed at a hotel where so many people were murdered is upsetting.

We are in Rhodes, Greece at the moment. There are financial problems of course, but no danger.
Hi. While you where there did you enjoy your trip? Unfortunately some of the most exciting places to go have volatile geographic or political surroundings. I think my willingness to take risks significantly decreased as I got older. Like backpacking from Italy to Turkey without much money or reversations ... Having to sleep on the streets several times when travelling in my early 20s due to really bad planning was ghetto chic at best, now it would be just be sad.
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Old 07-04-2015, 12:38 PM
 
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Although a good tour of Italy is a must. For arts sake. The rest of the world absolutely no interest.
Some of it been there done that. After three days could not wait to get home.
and what is ai home that you can't wait to see?
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Old 07-04-2015, 01:29 PM
 
Location: Northern Ireland and temporarily England
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I went to eastern Europe (Hungary, Poland, Austria, Slovakia, Czech Republic) last year and it was wonderful. You should rethink this one.
Well I am thinking more Ukraine, Latvia, Belarus.
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Old 07-05-2015, 01:32 AM
 
Location: England
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Hi. While you where there did you enjoy your trip? Unfortunately some of the most exciting places to go have volatile geographic or political surroundings. I think my willingness to take risks significantly decreased as I got older. Like backpacking from Italy to Turkey without much money or reversations ... Having to sleep on the streets several times when travelling in my early 20s due to really bad planning was ghetto chic at best, now it would be just be sad.
We love Tunisia, and it is a very interesting country to visit. The people are muslims of course, but with a small 'm'. The hotels are beautiful, and the staff friendly. We will miss going there. Tourists will return, especially the English. We don't scare easy. We had the IRA bombing us in England for decades. I would go back, but my wife's mother would have a fit if we returned to Tunisia.
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Old 07-05-2015, 02:47 AM
 
Location: In a state of mind
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I'll pass on any place where they wear rag tops and cut people's heads off or toss gays off buildings.

And states in the US where I am not allowed to protect myself from the general thuggery. Commiefornia and Oregonifornia, and the north east freedom hating states like New Yuck and New Jerky. I'll spend my money in Florida - better beaches anyway.
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