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Old 05-20-2019, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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It is not on my list either.

Same here...no thanks.
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Old 05-20-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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No. wouldn't think of it at all. Risk assessment says no.

After the Gulf War, if Iraq and area had got their little duckies in a row for archaeology type tourism, I would have loved seeing the truly ancient world. I would also have loved seeing ancient Asia Minor , now Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon but it isn't worth the risk.
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Old 05-20-2019, 11:34 AM
 
Location: Omaha, Nebraska
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After the Gulf War, if Iraq and area had got their little duckies in a row for archaeology type tourism, I would have loved seeing the truly ancient world. I would also have loved seeing ancient Asia Minor , now Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon but it isn't worth the risk.
I'll second you on that. Pakistan has the ancient empire of Harappa within its borders, and visiting those ancient archaeological sites would be absolutely fascinating, but no way is it worth the risk now.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:21 PM
 
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No. wouldn't think of it at all. Risk assessment says no.
The UK FCO's advice for Pakistan overall has it fairly safe to travel with caution advised for travelers, with only certain regions listed as avoid non essential travel and a few listed as avoid all travel. Additionally, the government of Canada has it's level of advice for Islamabad at exercise a high degree of caution.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:37 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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What, are you just shopping around for the worst destinations? You need a nice relaxing week in Ireland or France.
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Old 05-20-2019, 01:46 PM
 
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What, are you just shopping around for the worst destinations? You need a nice relaxing week in Ireland or France.
Israel is a major tourist destination even with the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
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Old 05-20-2019, 02:16 PM
 
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Do you think that Pakistan will become a big tourist destination in the next few years along the lines of India, Nepal, the Maldives, and the United Arab Emirates as the security situation in Pakistan has improved and a loosening of visa requirements is taking place.
If it were a 100% free trip, I wouldn't go. So, my answer is.....I DOUBT IT.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:01 PM
 
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Israel is a major tourist destination even with the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
That's because the people with the big guns in Israel are our "friends."

That term would be a bit more sketchy in regards to Pakistan.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:04 PM
 
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Israel is a major tourist destination even with the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Israel isn't quite the same. We are allies with them, they don't oppress their people.
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Old 05-20-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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I'll second you on that. Pakistan has the ancient empire of Harappa within its borders, and visiting those ancient archaeological sites would be absolutely fascinating, but no way is it worth the risk now.
Mohenjodaro is another major archieolgical site in Pakistan. Additionally, the Old City of Lahore is beautiful with beautiful buildingsike the Bandshahi Mosque and Wazir Khan Mosque. Karachi has a wealth of sites like the Jinnah Mausoleum. Islamabad also has huge potential with sites like the Faisal Mosque. Additionally, Gilgit-Balistan is very beautiful.
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