Morocco 2016 - Any changed minds?

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  1. bryandh

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    Given the events in Sharm el Sheik, Fez, Turkey and the horror in France this week, is anybody planning a trip to Morocco this winter having second thoughts?
    Have been to Morocco on 3 visits in past years, only 1 by MH, and always had a fabulous, incident free time, but have a growing reluctance to go ahead this year. Our plan is only embryonic in anycase depending on Christmas visitors etc., and would not happen until mid January.
    Guess it is wait and see time, given where we live a last minute dash is easily arranged.

    Bryan
     
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    I wouldn't go to Morocco by Motorhome before these recent events BUT we did go trekking in May in the anti Atlas and had a wonderful time. This introduced us to a great guide - Mohammed - who we bonded with really well, enough to invite him to stay with us if he visits Spain and this invitation would still stand. It's a real shame that recent events in other parts of the world impact on people's lives everywhere.

    I don't know whether this answers your question or not but felt the need to respond!

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    Mohammed on the trek (fantastic guy)

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    Me and Mohammed sharing a few minutes of contemplation!
     
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    Probably best asking this on the Morocco 2016 thread if you want answers. I don't see why any members will change there minds unless the threat levels change for the worse in Moroc.
     
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    Didn't want to jinx 2016 thread with my negative vibes!;)

    Bryan
     
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    No, but a security spokesman used the word for London status.

    Bryan
     
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    In a more serious mode in answer to your question no we will not be going now or anytime soon. The threat level is just too high for us, so we won't be going.
     
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    We won't be going to London anytime soon either, hate the place.
     
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    yes.. but that is a domestic threat level.. as per the link in my first post

    clearly there is a greater threat in Syria than Morocco..

    but the FCO don't give a scale other than Low, Med, & High for foreign travel .. hence my question..
     
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    Nothing wrong with london mate , its the people that have f....d it up !!!!
     
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    I suppose the same question could be asked about France.
    Is anybody deciding not to go to France because of the clear and present danger of terrorism there?
     
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    I think there is a clear and present danger in any major European city from terrorism.

    Having said that rural France (and rural Europe) are as safe as you can get anywhere in today's political climate.

    So I wouldn't change my European plans.

    I think the danger (perceived or not) in Arab countries is higher and for that reason will be giving them all a wide berth.
     
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    @makems

    as @mickyc said... not just Arab countries, .. but also any Muslim country
     
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    We will be going to France next year but will shy away from big cities as we don't like them. Rural France is lovely and I would imagine a safer place to be.
     
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    Be interesting to know/see how many French vans will be Morocco bound this winter.

    Bryan
     
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    Would the insurance company cover bullet holes on the van i wonder. We are not in the process of stopping our trips to France.lol
     
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    Stick with your gut feeling. Force yourselves and you'll be on edge from the start.

    Read FUN and get some feedback.
     
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