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Will you travel to Thailand after the bombings?

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The timing of the coordinated explosions also raises questions. It is currently the middle of low season for tourism, which generally runs from March to October. And while many of the Friday blasts took place near seaside resorts -- they occurred in the morning before crowds would have hit the beach for a day in the sun.
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While Phuket is an incredibly popular tourist hotspot, the devices used were not particularly big and most beach resorts were on high alert after a bomb was found in Phuket Wednesday night, according to security expert Paul Quaglia.
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Until we find out if this is isolated or the start of something worse I think people should think twice about going to Thailand. If you have family there and can get them out do so quickly. It may be nothing but better safe than sorry.
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Is it safe to go to Boston? There was a blast there as well. Is it safe to go to NYC? There's been a couple of terrorist attacks there (one really big one). It's stupid to be afraid of going somewhere because there MIGHT be a terrorist attack. You think you're safe going somewhere in the US? At any time, that location may be the target. Live as if every day may be your last because some day it will be. If you are going to play it safe by avoiding places and doing things that might get you killed, you may as well be dead already.
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The chance of dying from a bomb blast in Bangkok is around 1 in 1 million. However, BBC reported that Thailand is the 3rd most dangerous country when it comes to traffic deaths. They have almost as many deaths in Bangkok as we do in the whole USA. But then bombs make better headlines.
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Would you tell people not to go to France because of a terrorist attack? How about the UK, France, Spain, the US, Australia? Would you keep your kids from school or not go to the movies? Unfortunately evil can rear it's head anywhere at any time.
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I am so sick of these cowards targeting innocents. If you are such big boys, fight the soldiers. Pathetic sociopaths who have nothing going for them, target the general public.
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Pictures of other countries works for me. i don't need to go there to take pictures. i'll try to be safe and sane at home in america. rather spend my money on something i really enjoy
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Been to Bangkok with family and we were not impressed at all...there are better places to go and now with this violence(again)people will stay away at least for a while
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Maybe the bombers are tired of their daughters and sisters being raped for money (Interpol used to classify all acts of prostitution in Thailand as rape, because the women and girls were forced into it by high-level government decisions regarding the employment of women). A couple bombs and the cowardly rapist-tourists will go elsewhere.
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I would wait until it was considered safe. Unfortunately these are the times we live in. Events like this happen and it's sad.
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Even before the Bangkok attack, the Foreign Office warned of a high threat of terrorism in Thailand. There has been a long-standing insurgency in four provinces in the deep, troubled south of Thailand, and the FCO advises against all but essential travel to the provinces of Pattani, Yala, Narathiwat and Songkhla on the Thai-Malaysia border. It says: “Since 2004, there have been almost daily attacks in the far south of the country, including arson, bombings and shootings.
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Eventually yes. Once they are able to at least tell us what is going on and make sure that everyone can be safe I will travel there. There is too much unchecked terror going on around the world. If the country is not going to take the extra step to ensure safety I will not be visiting that country.
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If we stop traveling to countries that have had bombings that would put the US off limits also would it not?
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It was very shocking. There was a loud noise and police were running everywhere, it was terrible," said Michael Edwards, an Australian tourist staying in a guest house close to where the second bomb detonated.
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It appears, however, that the attacks have been coordinated to target the tourism industry. The Hua Hin explosions struck a bar area popular with foreigners.
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Thai police are on alert for further bombings after the attacks late on Thursday and early on Friday. No responsibility has been claimed for the bombings but Thai authorities were quick to rule out Islamist or international terrorism, instead blaming “local sabotage.
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