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Incrediblelife
post Aug 20 2007, 05:31 PM
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Hey -

We're heading to Bali/Indonesia in October 2007 and just wondering if the travel advisories are accurate or over the top right now? Does anybody know? Is anybody there right now? I really would hate to miss out on seeing Indonesia because of a travel advisory that maybe wasn't very accurate....

Thanks!


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Paul
post Aug 21 2007, 02:50 AM
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What do they say?

(Irresponsible advice coming)

I would go. If you want to see it - see it. I don't think it is too bad. And this is the advice coming from governments that swore there were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq - their credibility isn't high.
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wakingdream
post Aug 21 2007, 09:55 AM
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I'd agree with Paul's (irresponsible smile.gif) advice. Many times that we've traveled there have been loads of over-the-top travel advisories and we were just fine. More than. Overly, overly cautious, those gov't advisories. unless ofcourse there's a war or something terrible.....common sense rules.


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post Aug 21 2007, 01:53 PM
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Thanks! I normally listen to the advisories, but then weigh it in my own mind. I'll never do something stupid, but after travelling through Latin America and through areas that we were told to stay away from, and getting there and everything was totally fine, I now take it with a grain of salt.

So thanks! I just picked up my Indonesia guidebook smile.gif I can't wait! hyper.gif


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post Aug 21 2007, 02:03 PM
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exciting! You're going to have an awesome time!! smile.gif


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post Aug 21 2007, 02:57 PM
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Indonesia is near the top of my list of countries to visit and to be honest there aren't many areas I wouldn't go to. Even the Aceh province in Sumatra is pretty safe now. There are probably a few dodgy areas in Sulawesi but I'd say most other areas are fine.

In regards to bombings in Bali I reckon you've got nothing to worry about really. Probably more chance of being caught up in a bombing in south Thailand!

Then again I don't work for a Government organisation so what do I know??


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post Sep 20 2007, 10:06 AM
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An absolutely fantastic trip where I LIVED MY DREAM EVERY SINGLE DAY for 5.5 months.


That's so great to read. Your trip sounds like it was really great!
It is hard to go home isn't it?!


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