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Apr 28th, 2011, 08:28 AM
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Bomb in Marrakesh

Very sorry to read this:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...4-2275996.html
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Apr 28th, 2011, 10:19 AM
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Thanks, thursday. We'll have to rethink our plan for Morocco in the fall...
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Apr 28th, 2011, 07:01 PM
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My cousins are going mid-May ....... I don't think they seem to be too bothered. They are going to travel as planned.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 03:16 AM
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Always wise to register with my embassy and monitor

http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/c...s/cis_975.html

For me also an abundance of caution seems advisable currently.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 03:21 AM
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Particularly avoidance of places that are "soft targets"

like restaurants or clubs where lots of western tourists

are known to congregate seems VERY wise.
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Apr 29th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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Many tourists and locals were killed and wounded.

http://english.aljazeera.net/news/af...155783843.html
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Apr 29th, 2011, 01:09 PM
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I avoid embassies and big western-owned hotels, but I ate at the Cafe Argana, have a photo of it as well. This is the first incident in Morocco in several years, so I wouldn't necessarily give up on it as a destination (although I did chicken out on Tunisia earlier this year). You're probably still likelier to hurt yourself in your house than be a victim of a terrorist attack. Sympathy to all involved.
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Apr 30th, 2011, 10:17 AM
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It's pretty hard to stay away from "soft targets" in a place that is set up for tourists. To go to Marrakech and not to to Djemma el-Fna Square isn't much fun. Same in Cairo and not going to the bazaar or Mumbai and not seeing the Gateway of India. The most recent bomb in Cairo which killed the young French girl was under a marbel bench, not in a restaurant or club. One needs to just look at the history and the odds and personally weigh the risks.
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