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Old 03-25-2016, 05:03 AM
 
Location: SE UK
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I didn't realise so many Americans lacked a backbone! This isn't the 'American' that John Wayne films always portray! :-)
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:23 AM
 
Location: Bel Air, California
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I didn't realise so many Americans lacked a backbone! This isn't the 'American' that John Wayne films always portray! :-)

the truth about John Wayne (NSFW)....



https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur...Cb9H46tzmc#t=6
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Old 03-25-2016, 07:30 AM
 
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Europe is a big place.
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Old 03-25-2016, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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I'm taking 2 trips to Europe this year. First, a cruise to Spain , France and Italy that starts in Barcelona and ends in Rome. Then, a cruise up the Rhine River from Zurich to Amsterdam.

I have no intention of canceling unless the place erupts into open warfare.

One of the cruise stops is Marseilles, which has a terrible reputation because of all the muslims. I intend to get away from Marseilles and go to Aix en Provence, but that was the case before the Paris and Brussels attacks. I sure has hell wouldn't go to a hell hole like Molenbeek.

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Old 03-25-2016, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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For most Americans, foreign travel begins in Europe, then off to Asia, then, surprisingly, South America comes last.

I took the same route with my world travels, left South America until last (7 separate trips) and I now wish I had spent more time there.

Ever hear of any terrorist attacks in South America? No Muslims, to speak of, or not at all. They're not helping to bomb ISIS, so no counter attacks to be expected.

So, if you're obsessed with the terrorist issue in Europe, try South America!

Myself, I'd be a bit nervous traveling to Europe right now!
Dropping Europe in favour of South America because of security concerns is hilarious
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Fairfield, CT
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Dropping Europe in favour of South America because of security concerns is hilarious

I think the level of safety in South America varies widely.
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Old 03-25-2016, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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I think the level of safety in South America varies widely.
Sure, and I wasn't trying to start a pissing contest here.

I just think it's quite funny that someone is too scared to go to Europe because of the recent events, but is completely fine with South America. Especially when that someone calls himself "tijlover", which - I assume - is short for Tijuana Lover.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Taipei
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The paranoia displayed in this thread is confusing and quite laughable.
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Old 03-25-2016, 09:26 PM
 
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Sure, and I wasn't trying to start a pissing contest here.

I just think it's quite funny that someone is too scared to go to Europe because of the recent events, but is completely fine with South America. Especially when that someone calls himself "tijlover", which - I assume - is short for Tijuana Lover.
There's nothing to be afraid of! I am still going to Salzburg , Munich, bercgestgaden , and Berlin next month . I would never think South America is safer .
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Old 03-28-2016, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Tucson/Nogales
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Sure, and I wasn't trying to start a pissing contest here.

I just think it's quite funny that someone is too scared to go to Europe because of the recent events, but is completely fine with South America. Especially when that someone calls himself "tijlover", which - I assume - is short for Tijuana Lover.
Between 2004-2009 I made 7 solo trips to South America, 5 solo trips to Central America, where I rode the chicken buses everywhere, even a couple trips in the backs of pick-ups, and I felt as safe in those areas of the world, as anywhere else. And, I didn't just explore the big cities, I took many trips to the smaller cities down there.

One of the problems with those areas is you're not catered to like you are in Europe, where there's more people who speak English. A Spanish phrasebook is all but a necessity.

Yes, 80 trips to one of my favorites cities of the world, Tijuana, sometimes for long weekends, walking about the city alone until 3-4-5am, even the notorious Zona Norte bar/red light district, and I don't expect anyone to believe me, feeling as safe there as I would be here in Las Vegas. I love all Mexican border towns, and have no fear at all visiting them.

But I certainly wouldn't be worrying down there of being blown to smithereens at an Airport by a nail bomb by some Muslim terrorists! My biggest ongoing worry being anywhere along the Pacific Rim is a terrorist attack by Mother Nature in the form of an earthquake!

I'm glad I saw Europe when it was at its "best", during the hippie days of the late 60's/early 70's, Amsterdam will never be that exciting again! And, back then, you were pressured into taking those backpacking trips, one of 6 weeks, 2 others of a month each. Traveled there before it became too Americanized, and no smoking restrictions back then!

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