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Old 03-22-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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My husband and I are supposed to go to Italy in three weeks and the media keeps reporting about attacks being planned all over Europe. Would you still take your trip after what happened today? I've been excited about this for so long, but it's scary to think about what's going on in Europe right now. I know it could happen anywhere, but you have to be cautious. They're warning people to avoid all crowded areas, which I imagine is pretty hard to do when you're touring Rome or Florence.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:22 PM
 
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Italy is a long way from Belgium. There are 740 million people living in Europe... twice the population of the U.S. Look at it that way.

I just found an interesting statistic online: there are 70 road fatalities in Europe every day. More than twice as many people died in traffic accidents today, than perished in the Brussels attacks.

Odds are very much in your favour that you will have a wonderful, and very safe, vacation.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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I'm not planning travel to anywhere in Western Europe anytime soon as I believe there are many, many, uncovered sleeper cells ready to turn operational at a moment's notice. While the chance of terrorism anywhere is fairly "low," it is still to unacceptably high in Western Europe right now.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:05 PM
 
Location: World
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They're warning people to avoid all crowded areas, which I imagine is pretty hard to do when you're touring Rome or Florence.
Is there any warning about Italy??? Belgium and Italy are two different countries and are like 950 miles away.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I am very glad we went to Europe when we did, because we sure are not going there now.
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Old 03-22-2016, 08:58 PM
 
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As a matter of fact, my sister and her 10 year old son are at this very moment on a plane heading to Florence (with a layover in Frankfurt) to visit her daughter who is spending a semester there. Her attitude is that it's safer to travel today than yesterday because everyone is on high alert.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:02 PM
 
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Security will be tighter than ever for at least a month or two. You can't live your life worrying about a random act. Statistically speaking Europe has less violent crime than the US.

Go, have fun, eat some chocolate, don't give it a second thought.
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:03 PM
 
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You should go.

The US also has terrorist attacks; do you still go outside here?
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Old 03-22-2016, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, QC, Canada
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Please go. The chance of being at the wrong place at the wrong time are nil.

I'm going in June or July. I won't let it affect me because it probably won't.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:55 PM
 
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Please go. If not, send me a private message. I would like to get the free tickets!
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