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Subj: Afraid to travel?
Posted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 at 01:48:20 am EDT (Viewed 246 times)

Do current world events make you feel more wary about travel, particularly internationally?

In a previous thread, somebody mentioned relatives travelling to Europe and being nervous. I'm just curious if others feel the same way.

Personally, I do a lot of travel, so I'm not the best to judge. I wouldn't think twice about not going to London for example based on recent events. I don't know if that is because Ive always had a kind of fatalism when travelling (I mean, lets face it, the more often you get on a plane, the more opportunities you'll have to die in a plane crash. thats just logic.)

And there is something to be said about people changing their lifestyles based upon fear. That is kind of one of the points of the terrorist acts.

A lot of Germans I know go to southern Florida for their winter holidays (Keeping up with the Jones's, or I guess in this case the Schwartz's is very important). Its a running gag in Germany that German tourists get robbed, assulted, etc on their Florida visits. Its so common that it is part of German comedy. But this doesn't seem to make the German's less likely to travel, no matter how much bad press on Florida is out there.

Not sure if that's an apt comparison but I dont see many Europeans not travelling to america for holiday because they are more likely to get shot there.

Anyway, I started this post out with something in mind but maybe confused myself. anyway, I leave it out here for any responses.

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