Is it safe to visit Europe now?
It might sound paranoid or unfair. But with all the recent tragedies, and the monsters behind them deliberately targeting innocents, should Europe be off the travel list for a while?
Absolutely not. It's probably safer now than ever. Always is after an attack. Closing the barn door...
They have a long way to go, but if I had to go, it would not bother me.
Doesn't deter me at all. I would hop on a plane and go there now if I could! My mom will be moving to Europe next year and I plan to take my family to visit her as often as possible.
There are bad things happening in most places in the world at this point, unless you stay inside your house at all times there's a chance it might spill over into your life.
I won't let terrorism keep me from doing something that I love (travelling), because then they win.
I just read a news article and saw a video about how Europe is trying to cover up Muslim crimes. They interviewed Europeans who are angry about it and afraid.
I'm sure it was from an incredibly reliable source, too!
You seem to be living in a bubble, where everyone is nice and friendly. But the reality is, what is going on in Europe is anything but. And I'm not talking one source, but many. Are those people they interviewed all lying? Paid liars?
Lolita coming from the most recently attacked country. Most regions are safe in my country. Just stay away from a couple of 'poor areas' mostly at night walking alone. It's not more unsafe than most other western places in the world.
No, it is not safe. I am going to Europe soon for a trip, and I will watch my back, and not go anywhere alone. I am wary of crazed Muslim men trying to rape me or steal me away to force me into a sex slave trade. Not all Muslims, but the looney ones.
You're actually more likely to be trafficked by European mafias.
@Lolita common sense will do, don't let these ideas spoil your travels. I wish you the best and safe travel.
I'm from Belgium and no it is not unsafe overall. Yes there are certain areas in Brussel where I wouldn't flash my expensive gear or wallet at night to groups of strangers. I guess I wouldn't do that anywhere in the world in dark alleyways. There are a couple of places in Brussels where I wouldn't walk alone past midnight as a women either. Not that something would happen often, but never know. Some parts of the country could use some clean up. If people would go to Brugges, Ghent (the best places) etc you wouldn't even notice, it's a different world. Brussel is a more problematic area due to immigration issues and failed social politics (pampering with welfare), still overall it's not bad. The only thing that gives the impression that it is unsafe is some backward areas and the show of force now because we got military around.
I don't stay away from crappy busses in Southeast Asia, problematic airlines, the US (still a favorite target, just not as easy to get to), crazy traffic, Jewish areas (always a target)... I mean most of it is in the mind... The day after we were bombed was not more unsafe than the day before. Actually it was probably safer.
For people wanting to ever say "I told you so". Yes things will happen in the West or against Westerners coming years and probably decades. We need to fix problems, reform systems, raise measures and technology, speak our minds without being called racist or care about cheap the label etc., but living in fear? NO
If you want you can always wait it out, but don't know if no would be less safe than in two years from now.
If you are really scared and believe statistics are not favorable to you, just stay away from capitals or larger crowds. There is enough to see and do in Europe away from any danger and mess. France is way more than Paris, Belgium is not Brussels...
You said it really well, Sam Shepards. Really, really well.
We are in the Costa Del Sol Spain & enjoying it ! Started going down the beach & the tourists seem to be enjoying it as well so I would recommend a holiday here!
Asking for safety depends on the grace of God given to every man on this earth and this same grace can take you to any part of the world without any bad news..So, all you have to do is to ask for God's direction and you will gladly enjoy it throughout your stay...http://smatnews.com/
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