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travelling is not very safe at this present time

Last reply: 24th Mar 2013 / 74 replies / Post by elle

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elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 20th Oct 2008

elle says: yes i believe so.
Also we are living in not very secure financial time. Reply

Bonker

Posted by: Bonker
Posted: 29th Apr 2010

elle says: yes i believe so.
Also we are living in not very secure financial time.

Bonker says: This is true, but if you really want to travel, then the money can be found. Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 20th Oct 2008

elle says: yes i believe so.
Also we are living in not very secure financial time. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 31st May 2010

elle says: yes i believe so.
Also we are living in not very secure financial time.

david says: we cannot wrap ourselves in cotton wool and avoid travelling because of the world situation.we must travel safer,avoid countries where civil and military unrest exists.wait at some stage in our lives these countries will become peaceful and we can visit if we wish.i have just returned from bangkok.the people in general are really sorry about what is happening to there country and are very apologetic to tourists for the few who are carrying out these atrocities.i will bereturning to thailand.it is a beautiful country with beautiful people. Reply

jud

Posted by: jud
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

david says: we cannot wrap ourselves in cotton wool and avoid travelling because of the world situation.we must travel safer,avoid countries where civil and military unrest exists.wait at some stage in our...

jud says: yes David you're right you cannot wrap yourself in cottonwool. I love Thailand too and are going at xmas over there is a different way of life I find with lovely people over there and very cheap to go out to good restaurants, and the shopping is fantastic Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

jud says: yes David you're right you cannot wrap yourself in cottonwool. I love Thailand too and are going at xmas over there is a different way of life I find with lovely people over there and very cheap...

david says: well said jud,have a great holiday Reply

indigoscarlet

Posted by: indigoscarlet
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

david says: we cannot wrap ourselves in cotton wool and avoid travelling because of the world situation.we must travel safer,avoid countries where civil and military unrest exists.wait at some stage in our...

indigoscarlet says: I agree with David. Safe travel is smart travel. Choose where you go wisely, and remember that the small risk that comes with travelling is well worth it for the benefits that come from exploring our beautiful earth. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

indigoscarlet says: I agree with David. Safe travel is smart travel. Choose where you go wisely, and remember that the small risk that comes with travelling is well worth it for the benefits that come from exploring...

david says: well said Reply

faerydoc

Posted by: faerydoc
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

david says: we cannot wrap ourselves in cotton wool and avoid travelling because of the world situation.we must travel safer,avoid countries where civil and military unrest exists.wait at some stage in our...

faerydoc says: I agree with you 100%. We have been to Thailand 5 times, including spending a day in Bangkok while the curfew was on - not a soul in the city, very spooky. Yet I have NEVER felt unsafe in Thailand, and will return again.

However, I have to admit one place I would NOT consider visiting is Bali - since the Bali bombings I have heard too many times that the Indonesian government has intercepted plans to target tourists in Bali, and I just think it's a silly place to go to. Reply

smokey

Posted by: smokey
Posted: 21st Oct 2008

smokey says: It all depends on how you approach the subject Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 20th Dec 2008

smokey says: It all depends on how you approach the subject

elle says: well i rather stay locall Reply

kezza

Posted by: kezza
Posted: 29th Dec 2008

elle says: well i rather stay locall

kezza says: I think life is too short to worry about the conseqences of travelling.I'm off to India next month to go home to visit after 25 years and I just hope all goes well when I'm over there and come home safely. Reply

Cafe

Posted by: Cafe
Posted: 13th Apr 2010

kezza says: I think life is too short to worry about the conseqences of travelling.I'm off to India next month to go home to visit after 25 years and I just hope all goes well when I'm over there and come home...

Cafe says: I just came back from India last week. Been there before but each visit is moire amazing than the last. Fantastic country to see and experience. Sure you need to be careful in certaiun places but that should not be a detterant not go.

Have a great trip kezza!! Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

elle says: well i rather stay locall

david says: as above Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

elle says: well i rather stay locall

david says: why,have you no interest in other countries? Reply

Kiwi chick

Posted by: Kiwi chick
Posted: 8th Feb 2011

elle says: well i rather stay locall

Kiwi chick says: It is great to see your own country and it helps the economy. However they say travel broadens the mind and I have seen some great things and have also become very appreciative of what we have in NZ. We are so lucky. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

smokey says: It all depends on how you approach the subject

david says: how does one approach the subject? Reply

Mike

Posted by: Mike
Posted: 7th Feb 2009

Mike says: Travelling, whether domestically or internationally has never been safer if y0u apply some very simple rules when travelling. Always using a reputable experienced travel agent/company who knows what their selling and the conditions and what will needed is the most important rule, too many companies use ill trained inexperienced people to products that they have no knowledge of, all they know is "make the sale and get them out of the office" and who, once your out the door don't care what could happen to you. Reply

winspaz

Posted by: winspaz
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

Mike says: Travelling, whether domestically or internationally has never been safer if y0u apply some very simple rules when travelling. Always using a reputable experienced travel agent/company who knows...

winspaz says: i totally agree with mike. don't just book any tour cos they are cheap. they might come with dodgy airlines (they have really dodgy planes in china! i went on one that had fold down chairs!! and the engine was SOOo loud i thought it was going to explode any second >.<)
also, its our own responsibility to keep our property safe. eg. keep our bags/wallets/passports all close to our body. Don't count out wads of cash when buying from shops..keep a few notes in ur pocket so u can pull out little amounts of money as opposed to a whole stack of bills and count out 2 as it leads to the unwanted attention of thieves... Reply

Sammbo

Posted by: Sammbo
Posted: 21st Dec 2011

winspaz says: i totally agree with mike. don't just book any tour cos they are cheap. they might come with dodgy airlines (they have really dodgy planes in china! i went on one that had fold down chairs!! and...

Sammbo says: I must take umbrage with your opinion of Air Travel in China.

What a generalization!
Fold up chairs and a loud engine?
You have any idea what type of plane it was?
Who was the carrier?
Admittedly domestic air travel in most Asian countries doesn't stack up against its Australian counterparts.

But it is cost based on a large domestic, internal market.

If you cannot handle that - next time hire a Learjet! Reply

giznjack

Posted by: giznjack
Posted: 26th Dec 2011

Sammbo says: I must take umbrage with your opinion of Air Travel in China.

What a generalization!
Fold up chairs and a loud engine?
You have any idea what type of plane it was?
Who was...

giznjack says: Totally agree!! You get what you pay for!!
Do some research for yourself, know what you want and who you are booking to travel with. Be prepared! I love travel, all modes of travel. I've only ever been able to travel economy, and the cheapest seats available. I always find cheap flights, and have never had a bad experience, though with budget airlines, I've seen other travellers experience problems mostly due to lack of knowledge. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 30th Mar 2012

Mike says: Travelling, whether domestically or internationally has never been safer if y0u apply some very simple rules when travelling. Always using a reputable experienced travel agent/company who knows...

david says: mike,i presume your referring about travel agents,you are righttake care.onthe other hand my wife and i travelled to sri-lanka,booked through a very well respected company.we stay at2 hotels,not 1 of them had a booking for us.we had to phone the agent in australia to sort it out.because a company is small does not mean it is bad Reply

Pippy

Posted by: Pippy
Posted: 24th Feb 2009

Pippy says: i disagree! depends where you travel and when. if you do your research and be sensible about your choices then you will be fine. historically there are always periods that have been unsafe.
Plus its the australian culture to discover the world!
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pete

Posted by: pete
Posted: 26th Feb 2009

pete says: Get a grip! If we were to stay behind closed doors what would we experience from life?! I have travelled to numerous so called unsafe countries ie Zimbabwe, India, Nepal & Iran and not once did I feel unsafe ! Reply

Barbie

Posted by: Barbie
Posted: 26th Feb 2009

Barbie says: You can get killed outside your home - so go and see the rest of the world. Just make sure you're insured, have appropriate medications with you and register with Smarttraveller. Reply

Cai

Posted by: Cai
Posted: 6th Apr 2009

Cai says: although it isn't that safe but travel do widen knowlege. therefore the best is find a more secure country to travel and tend to visit country with less terror attack or less political problems Reply

jan

Posted by: jan
Posted: 3rd Feb 2010

jan says: It always depends on where you are going and how alert you are to your surroundings. Reply

gee

Posted by: gee
Posted: 22nd Feb 2010

gee says: travelling isnt safe and it is safe, but thats just saying your not safe in your own country either? the only major problem is that some foreign countries experience threat by terrorists making it more of a risk of getting hurt Reply

soos

Posted by: soos
Posted: 22nd Feb 2010

gee says: travelling isnt safe and it is safe, but thats just saying your not safe in your own country either? the only major problem is that some foreign countries experience threat by terrorists making it...

soos says: I feel that you are safe..as long as you are aware..I have travelled by myself to Canada, USA, Jamaca, Rio, Europe, Asia and have never felt unsafe...You just have to watch what you are doing and dont put yourself in a situation that you feel uncomfortable about....everyone should be confident to travel and enjoy the experience...not hide away because you may get hurt by terrorists...thats what theywant.. Reply

Bridget L

Posted by: Bridget L
Posted: 1st Mar 2010

Bridget L says: I think travelling overseas has always had it's risks. You just have to use your common sense. Reply

maz181

Posted by: maz181
Posted: 3rd Mar 2010

maz181 says: No matter where you travel you must keep your wits about you and it will be safe. Be careful who you befriend, I find most people who travel are genuine and honest. Reply

dougo

Posted by: dougo
Posted: 30th Mar 2010

dougo says: "Travel is not safe at this time"

Well I tend to agree if you are going to Afganistan or some other area where there is conflict, but to go to other parts of the world from NZ, to the States, from Singapore to the UK, and a myriad of places in between, it is pretty safe.

Sure there are scams that get tourists in, but there are scams right here on our front door !!

Sure you can have an accident O/S, but you can get hit by a bus at home !!

We have three trips planned - one in May for a month one in Dec '10 for 6 weeks to Sth America and another in May next year for about a month. All overseas.

Are we worried? No. We just take the normal precautions when we're out and about just as we do when we're home.
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ashman001

Posted by: ashman001
Posted: 4th Apr 2010

ashman001 says: The element of danger makes it exciting to travel. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

ashman001 says: The element of danger makes it exciting to travel.

david says: the element of danger can also put your life at risk.i bet you are aged between 17-25 the gung-ho years.you think you are indestructable. Reply

ashman001

Posted by: ashman001
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

david says: the element of danger can also put your life at risk.i bet you are aged between 17-25 the gung-ho years.you think you are indestructable.

ashman001 says: No I'm not aged between 17-25 and no I am not indestructable. You only get to live once and I will not let any fear stop me from enjoying my life to the fullest. Reply

Macca54

Posted by: Macca54
Posted: 12th Apr 2010

Macca54 says: Totally agree...I prefer to travel withing Australia and even here there are risks particularly within the cities Reply

James

Posted by: James
Posted: 15th Apr 2010

James says: we must travel! There is a risk in everything we do. Do we stop eating because scared of food poisoning? Reply

ayu

Posted by: ayu
Posted: 20th Apr 2010

ayu says: It all depends where the ash from iceland move to. Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 29th Apr 2010

elle says: very good time to travel to new zealand Reply

Liz

Posted by: Liz
Posted: 3rd May 2010

Liz says: I believe with the new security measures put in place at the airports, etc it is just as safe if not more so then it has been in the past. I am currently overseas in America and i was impressed with the level of security at the international and domestic airports both here and back home in Australia. Reply

rylrebel

Posted by: rylrebel
Posted: 7th Jul 2010

rylrebel says: see aust. first then the world Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

rylrebel says: see aust. first then the world

david says: good idea,i have done this,but travel in australia is very expensive,backpacking ok but food is far to expensive,also travel. Reply

lee01

Posted by: lee01
Posted: 14th Jul 2010

lee01 says: It is safe enough in Australia and it doesnt cost a fortune for a few days away Reply

cherokee1

Posted by: cherokee1
Posted: 25th Aug 2010

cherokee1 says: so true with people coming from overseas as well, but very expensive to catch a flight into Horn Island and down to Cairns. Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

cherokee1 says: so true with people coming from overseas as well, but very expensive to catch a flight into Horn Island and down to Cairns.

david says: cherokee,pardon my ignorance but where is horn island,sounds like off the coast in fnq.i live in perth Reply

david

Posted by: david
Posted: 14th Sep 2010

david says: unfortuneately wa is becoming an unsafe destination.we have our louts who get drunk and go looking for fights.evenly the elderly are bashed for no reason by these mindless idiots.calthough the police are clamping down.in nothbridge i believe they made about 200 arrests on friday night. Reply

liz

Posted by: liz
Posted: 3rd Nov 2010

liz says: If we waited till it was 'safe' we would never go anywhere. We have just returned from 8 weeks in Europe and the UK and had a ball. Missed the strikes and riots in Paris by a few days, and it was all good. You don't have to be stupid and go to somewhere like Afghanistan, but get out and see the world, it won't come to you! Reply

neety

Posted by: neety
Posted: 17th Nov 2010

neety says: Depends on where you are travelling to. But you should always do your research about the places you are visiting so you know what to expect. Reply

woosif

Posted by: woosif
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

woosif says: Travelling often is what you make it! dont let the fundermental groups take hold of everything even our holiday experiences, I have been to 42 countries and heard gun shots and then and there packed and moved on, you have to be wise you can be beaten up shot at and have things stolen in London Madrid sydney and UAE just we wise! Reply

splinter49

Posted by: splinter49
Posted: 18th Nov 2010

splinter49 says: I think if people want to travel they will find the money and put up with all the trouble due to security at airports etc. Reply

princessxena

Posted by: princessxena
Posted: 19th Nov 2010

princessxena says: Travelling is what you make of it. Go to any destination, avoid the ones where there is unrest or problems. There are thousands of places to visit around the world that don't have problems so go there.

Life is short so you make what you can of it while you can as you don't know what will happen tomorrow. Live your life in the present, don't worry about the past and the future will come. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 23rd Nov 2010

says: unfortunately if you worry too much you may never get to travel - so its best to try and minimise the risk by being careful and just do it. Reply

wilhamina

Posted by: wilhamina
Posted: 24th Nov 2010

wilhamina says: Depends where you go. Advisable not to go to war zones at the moment, but there are plenty of other places to visit. Money can always be found if you want to go badly enough. Reply

super88

Posted by: super88
Posted: 27th Nov 2010

super88 says: It depends a lot on your destination.
There's a risk in everything we do.
I heard a story (I don't know how true it is)it goes like this
A guy from the middle east came to Australia, to escape the conflict and bombs where he lived. He was in an Australian City for 48 hours before getting hit by a bus.

Sure, I'd like to die in my sleep at a very old age, but I'm not going to stay in bed to make sure that happens. Reply

silv

Posted by: silv
Posted: 1st Dec 2010

silv says: life isn't safe . I say just enjoy wherever u are and embrace all the different cultures the world has to offer Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 14th Dec 2010

elle says: yes i believe so Reply

giznjack

Posted by: giznjack
Posted: 25th Jan 2011

giznjack says: I love to travel! I search websites for information, safety precautions, the right places to go and where not to go. I use govt sites like DFAT and smart traveller. I refuse to sit at home and miss out on new experiences. I will always travel, for me every new place is an education. Reply

SarahEC

Posted by: SarahEC
Posted: 3rd Feb 2011

SarahEC says: I also agree with David - it depends on where you're travelling to, as well. I think the US has gone overboard with security; most of their security measures are purely cosmetic and don't actually protect anyone anyway. Reply

SarahEC

Posted by: SarahEC
Posted: 3rd Feb 2011

SarahEC says: I agree with David; also I think it depends on where you travel to. And I think the US has gone overboard on security - most of their most invasive measures are purely cosmetic and don't protect anybody anyway. Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 9th Feb 2011

elle says: it is safe , but still need to take procotion. Reply

elle

Posted by: elle
Posted: 9th Feb 2011

elle says: Aud good value to travel to US. Reply

broni

Posted by: broni
Posted: 10th Feb 2011

broni says: Common sense and checking destinations would be a good start Reply

mstrust

Posted by: mstrust
Posted: 11th Feb 2011

mstrust says: Depends where you are travelling too. I am Holidaying in Australia soon, a cruise actually and I feel quite safe. Reply

Anonymous

Posted by: Anonymous
Posted: 19th Feb 2011

says: okay. so what do you think is the appropriate time to travel.? i m thinking of travelling. but cant decide Reply

Sammbo

Posted by: Sammbo
Posted: 19th Apr 2011

Sammbo says: when to travel? It all depends on where you want to go and what you want to do.
Obviously if you are a skier you go in that countries winter. Sightseeing? Go when that country has good weather.

It's all very simple! Reply

jonschaper

Posted by: jonschaper
Posted: 14th Mar 2011

jonschaper says: It only depends on where you're going. It always has, it always will. Reply

Maestro

Posted by: Maestro
Posted: 16th Mar 2011

Maestro says: Not true - this is a broad statement. Try travelling (holidays) locally. Throw a tent in the car and go outback (bush). We (mum, dad and 3 kids) did a family camping trip in 2000 from CBR to Bourke - Broken Hill - Mongo NP and back. We had a fantastic time and saw / shared heaps of experiences. Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 15th Jun 2011

PGS says: Travel is not safe?
Crossing the road is not safe. Getting out of bed is not safe.

If you go to a '3rd world' country & flash your jewelery & cash around, of course it's not safe. Mind you, you can get mugged in New York, London or Sydney for the same thing.

If you try to stay away form the 'bad' areas, you'll be reasonably safe,
Remember your travel insurance - if you can't afford that, you can't afford to go.
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friday_dog

Posted by: friday_dog
Posted: 29th Aug 2011

friday_dog says: Is it that travel is not safe, or is it we're simply afraid its not safe? Reply

PGS

Posted by: PGS
Posted: 8th Oct 2011

PGS says: Not safe in what way?

In the past 6 weeks, I've had a week in Manila, 1 week in China & 4 in Thailand.
No problems in any - apart from weather & I cannot control that (as much as I'd like to) Reply

888shelley

Posted by: 888shelley
Posted: 5th Nov 2011

888shelley says: FGS!! give me a ticket and i'm gone!!! we have just come back from 2 months away....3 weeks in vietnam a few days in kuala lump0ur and a month in bali. we travelled cheap, the most expensive place we stayed in was $23 a night for the 2 of us, so we splashed out on a few tours (halong bay, city sights etc) ....we had many adventures and met a lot of really beautiful people altho some had no english but we communicated just fine with signs etc. we travelled on local trains,buses and cars....a fabulous experience and at no time did we feel unsafe.
we are 61 and 66 years old and have also been to thailand, java and other places and hope to do many more!! Reply

Jess

Posted by: Jess
Posted: 16th Mar 2012

Jess says: why not travel to america, with the dollar so competitive to the american! more bang for your buck i say Reply

dave

Posted by: dave
Posted: 8th Apr 2012

dave says: yeah it is Reply

Averia

Posted by: Averia
Posted: 24th Mar 2013

Averia says: depends how prepared you are i guess or where you're going haha Reply

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