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Old 09-22-19, 07:08 PM
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Originally Posted by str View Post
what a joke the map. a panic map?

getting shot in the US is far higher than getting robbed in Spain or France.
What is the map of, Spain or Venezuela?
Venezuela is a lot like pre WWII Germany at the moment.

A well educated person could make a better choice for travel plans than a beer guy on the web at 4am

Originally Posted by mev View Post
I read the US travel advisories and take into account the 1-4 ratings. Seems like this map is mostly those ratings on a country-by-country basis - except for Mexico.

I also like the UK Foreign Service travel maps as a contrast since they sometimes show additional details for parts of a country. For example, following is the current map for Colombia:

or Venezuela

I also like to calibrate these things a bit. For example, here is how the UK describes "safety and security" in the USA. I find it interesting to see the Orlando airport called out...
and notoriously near to Orlando International Airport.
Ever been to Gorda California?
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to within 80 km (50 miles) of the Colombian border and 40 km (25 miles) of the Brazilian border. Drug traffickers and illegal armed groups are active along the border area with Colombia and Brazil and there is a risk of kidnapping.

I am so very close to that red line at this minute.
str, do you think I should look at a safety map? I saw a floating cocaine labatory 3 days ago, should I be concerned<? My boat off loaded about 100 or moe 100 kilo bags of coca leaves to the factory boat, and the workes bought most every bag of cookies form the kitchen on my transport boat.

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