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Old 02-05-2014, 09:05 AM   #16
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Because I was a visitor, was I provoking the terrorists ? ? ? . . . . .

Or should I have stayed at home ?

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But you didn't, & you seem pretty smug about it, so WTF do I care?
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Old 02-09-2014, 06:24 AM   #17
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Because I was a visitor, was I provoking the terrorists ? ? ? . . . . .

Or should I have stayed at home ?

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Of course not, and it's OK put your life at risk. But knowing the risks it is not fair do the same with the guards' lives, they can't choose.
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Old 03-03-2014, 09:44 PM   #18
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Traveled (quite a little while ago) in situations where needed to have military escorts - Egypt, Sri Lanka, even the south of Thailand . . . . .
These were probably better described as "terrorist zones" than "war zones".

At the time, nothing happened, of course the government soldiers were just doing thier jobs, whatever . . . . .

Because I was a visitor, was I provoking the terrorists ? ? ? . . . . .

Or should I have stayed at home ?

btw-was backpacker traveling on local buses at the time, not moto, but also not on the glitzy tour bus.
Insurgency in Sri Lanka is over now.

Can travel anywhere
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:34 PM   #19
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I dont give a crap where you want to ride. Just dont drag other people into your shitstorm.
In some parts of the world you don't have a choice about being 'escorted' ... Pakistan is one such place. In fact most people don't want the escort!

I've been to Kandy (Sri Lanka) .. nice place. Someone tried to pick my pocket on the bus to Sigiriva (Sri Lanka), I'd still visit. I've been assaulted not 20 miles from my home... I still leave home. There are a few evil people everywhere, traveling makes you more a little vulnerable to both the good and the bad.

There are Police that try to remove risks, should those victims of crime not call them? Same thing with the escorts... except the escorts are usually forced on you .. wanted or not.

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