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11. Posted by Marissa108 (Budding Member 17 posts) 11y

I was planning a trip to Ireland with a friend but we've rethought and are going to try and head up to canada instead. I don't see why subjecting myself to mad danger is in any way sane. The world is in a crucial and chaotic time and I want to keep myself awayy from the danger that's obvious...but you guys are right in saying that in the whole scheme of things, danger can be anywhere. I'd just rather play it safe...

12. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Since I have no travel plans, it won't be affecting me...

But, on a serious note - if the events in London have truly frightened you, then rethinking your travel plans may be the right thing for you to do. Just keep in mind that this is the type of reaction those responsible are expecting. I don't believe it's the killing of innocent people that they are most interested in, it's the ability to disrupt the lives of a large population. The fact that people did die and others were wounded is just a side "benefit" (for lack of a better word at the moment). A population in chaos does not work efficiently - London is not that type of population. In all honesty, if I had travel plans for anywhere in the world right now - I wouldn't hesitate for a minute boarding that plane, train or bus. My life does not stop nor change course because someone else is a coward. I am more likely to be hit by that bus than be a victim of terrorism.

I do not mean to make light of the situation. I am devastated once more by the actions of some very crazy people. But, I will not allow their actions to control mine either.

13. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora

Since I have no travel plans, it won't be affecting me...

Gretchen,

You might want to consider varying your routes to and from the store.

14. Posted by BritBird (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y

My two girlfriends and I planned our senior trip to London forever ago and we are headed there tomorrow. The bombings scared our parents but I have family and friends there and after all day debating with our parents we all decided now would be a safer time than any to go into London. Security is going to be higher than ever and besides that like everyone else says we didn't want to give into the terrorists and let them scare us out of living our lives.;)

15. Posted by cikusang (Respected Member 1361 posts) 11y

Quoting Isadora
Since I have no travel plans, it won't be affecting me...

Gretchen,

You might want to consider varying your routes to and from the store.

Is that necessary...wowowooo

and it won't affect all of us, I believe...

16. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Gretchen,

You might want to consider varying your routes to and from the store.

Maybe walking backwards to the supermarket is an option to consider

17. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

You guys are so funny!!!!

It's a 12 mile walk to the store and I'm not keen on the backwards thing... I have a hard enough time walking forwards. And, carrying 50 pounds of cat food and kitty litter (respectively) is gonna make for one hell of a hike back home... However, if anyone could suggest a rucksack to hold all that - and a good luggage trolley or sherpa, I'll consider it. ;)

(Jeffrey - did you hear about my last trip to the store and the suicidal furry things that you are suggesting a new route??? Just checking...)

18. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I make an effective sherpa for only $45 USF a day.

19. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

20. Posted by stevieh (Respected Member 611 posts) 11y

wouterr, travel100 and mANDm40, have you taken leave of your senses?

3500 people die in the UK every single year in road accidents - thats 10 per day, and that is the lowest since records began in 1926. France is more than double that.
You are more likely to be killed crossing the road whilst waking backwards to your local store than in any terrorist attack anywhere on the planet. Terror is just that - fear. You have let them win if change anything about your plans.
We all have to take precautions - I wouldn't recommend travelling through a war zone - but get a grip.
In 2001, I was in the midst of planning a RTW with my partner and (her) children. We watched the events in New York and simply decided to avoid Indonesia in case there was any bad feeling against westerners for a while, and went to China and Japan instead.

The world is in a terrible state when Tom Cruise gets mad at a guy for spraying a water-pistol at him because he thought it was probably acid.
WHen you actually do get out there and travel, you realise that people are actually nice and don't all want to kill you.