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1. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

What would u consider to be the top 3 political issues, which effect your travelling decisions, at the moment?

Mel

2. Posted by Mr Gecko (Inactive 34 posts) 9y

1) corrupt government in line with organized crime e.g bulgaria
2) a countrys stance on alcohol, though this would not stop me from traveling to a country it would stop me from me enjoying myself further
3) communist country - why? because most of the world hates communists so they got to be bad people right? but what makes a communist country? a government...again this would not stop me from traveling to the country. i just have to abide to there laws, rules and beliefs.

i may put in a 4th there too....and that is i would be skeptical about travelling to CERTAIN muslim countrys for the obvious reasons...i aint going to iraq / iran for holidays.

also a 3rd world country could put me of visiting a country, but then i am of to thailand next month and south africa where there is a lot of rich in these countrys too but i am talking about REAL 3rd world countrys such as Somalia!!!, Afghan! etc

my points above are politically related?

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 6, 2007, at 7:27 AM by Mr Gecko ]

3. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 9y

Hey Oslaue. Would you like to be a moderator for a day?

4. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 9y

I seem to remember that Gerrit_BE recently tried to discuss this issue too... but anyway, for me it would be only two:

1) War. I refuse to travel to countries waging war on other countries or on (parts of) their own population. Currently, that excludes, among others, much of Africa, China, and the US

2) Whaling. I refuse to travel to countries actively engaged in whaling, such as Norway, Japan and Iceland (I think they're the only ones right now, aren't they?)

Tried to come up with a third, but I couldn't think of one.

5. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Yes, Gerrit_BE did start a similar thread back in October, though from a slightly different viewpoint.

Since this topic pops up every few months and has the potential to become politically charged, I ask that everyone play nicely together and follow the rules. Thank you in advance. ;)

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 6, 2007, at 8:12 AM by Isadora ]

6. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Bulgaria and Iran are perfectly safe to travel by the way. As is North Korea. In fact, safer than many countries.

My only reason not to travel to certain countries, is (civil) war and/or certain criminal risks as in Colombia. But even Colombia is doable. The only countries I would not go to are Somalia, Congo, Iraq, Afghanistan and maybe Ivory Coast and Angola or so.

Communist countries....only two real communist countries left, Cuba and North Korea. Been to them both, perfect! Stalinism in North Korea is a historic culture, you have to enjoy it as a foreigner as long as possible.
Technically, China, Laos and Vietnam are still communistic (rather socialistic), but really they are not in regime.

7. Posted by Mr Gecko (Inactive 34 posts) 9y

the day i become a mod on this site wouterr is the day that you become president of india!!!

[ Edit: Edited on Feb 6, 2007, at 9:18 AM by Mr Gecko ]

8. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5596 posts) 9y

Quoting Mr Gecko

the day i become a mod on this site wouterr is the day that you become president of india!!!

Who is Wouterr;)

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 9y

Quoting Mr Gecko

the day i become a mod on this site wouterr is the day that you become president of india!!!

Actually, you forgot an "r" - it was wouterrr. But, you are forgiven.

Now, back to the topic at hand, shall we? Thanks!

10. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Utrecht

Would u go to Nigeria?

Mel