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31. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I went to a wedding on saturday and one of the girls that i spoke to was on one of the trains that was blown up. She is back at work and on the tube again this morning (as are just about all Londoners), so if anyone changes there travel plans because of something like this then you should be ashamed of yourselves.

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

Quoting Travel100

Quoting Isadora

(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...)

No never heard anything about any "suicidal furry things." But now that you mention it, what dangers are there lurking out there on your road?

Hey Jeffrey - look here for the lurkers:
See Post #39
(By the end of the day, one cat, two birds and three ground squirrels had succeeded. I guess they liked purple Neons. )

Quoting GregW

Everywhere in the world has some element of danger to it - even where you live. Go to the website of other countries and see what travel warnings they have posted for your country. It's enlightening to see what others are saying about you.

Very good point Greg!!! Every country has something that another country finds undesirable. But, it's quite obvious that the majority, of those who have posted in this thread, agree that changing one's travel plans because of the actions of a few is only playing into their hands. You only conquer your fear by "confronting" the things cause that fear. In this case - by going forward with your plans.

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

Quoting Isadora

Hey Jeffrey - look here for the lurkers:
See Post #39
(By the end of the day, one cat, two birds and three ground squirrels had succeeded. I guess they liked purple Neons. )[

Wow, that's a bummer. Bad day for the neighborhood animals.

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

Wasn't a good day for me either considering what an animal person I am... We all suffered that day - them more than me.

35. Posted by tallbird (Respected Member 269 posts) 11y

We had a bombing downtown yesterday afternoon in good ol Trinidad. I was about a mile away at the time ( and completely oblivious to it). but it did badly injure 14 people. After spending so many years with the threat in London (IRA and Al-Queda) you don't think that you'll be affected by bombings in the Caribbean.
Just goes to show that it can happen anywhere!

What with that incident and a tropical storm approaching; I'm in for an eventful few days!

36. Posted by chemukh (Full Member 132 posts) 11y

Risk is everywhere and in everything, to me is more a thing about calculated risks. I do absailing, but don't cross the street with red light. The point is: when I'm hanging in a rope I know every detail was checked twice... I'm never too hurry up to loose my life by a car.

Travel is always a risk, to leave your safe cocoon and go to the unknown, but we choose to take that risk and it's part of the travel. To be informed, to know the dangers of where we go and take properlies measures, to calculate the risks.

37. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I agree 100% Catu

38. Posted by GregW (Travel Guru 2635 posts) 11y

Quoting tallbird

We had a bombing downtown yesterday afternoon in good ol Trinidad.

The amazing thing is that we here in Canada heard NOTHING about this. If you hadn't mentioned it, I wouldn't have known about it (luckily once I knew about it I could google it).

So, if there are bombs going off in places that we don't even know about, how can we possible make decisions on what the news is telling us?

39. Posted by NiuMei84 (Full Member 113 posts) 11y

Well,I don't think it has affected me or if it will affect me since I haven't been travelling anywhere now for almost two months..Sheesh,I miss travelling.Anyhow,I'm still thinking of doing my practical training in London early next year.Well,I'll apply to many other places too but London is also in my list.
Oh,and I wouldn't have travelled to states last year if the terrorists would have affected me.

Cheers,Minna

40. Posted by Sunniebgi (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

if you let terrorism effect your travel plans then "they" have won. And we wouldn't want that to happen now would we.