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  1. stringa

    stringa Funster

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    Nah then,
    I was rather hoping to travel through France to get to Spain for a couple of weeks and then spend a week in the southern part of France. With what's going on in france at the moment do ya think it's a bad idea, I was thinking of late Dec to Jan. I don't want to put my other half in danger but then again I will not let THEM dictate to me what I can or can't do.....what are your thoughts on this one.
     
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  3. C200JK

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    No.
    Just go.
     
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    You can be wrong place, wrong time anywhere!!
     
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    If it were me I'd go.
     
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  6. Smith and Sharp

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    Like someone said on another post " did you leave uk when London bombs went off" safer over there than some of my local towns...
     
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  7. Hollyberry

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    Rural France, you're as safe, if not safer, than anywhere.
     
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    There will be tens of thousands of motorhomes heading south at this time of year. You will be perfectly safe. I have put some links in the resources section on toll and non toll routes fro France and Spain, you may find useful.
    Safe Travels
     
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    As soon as you arrive in France wind up all your windows, lock all your doors, get your foot down and head south down the Autoroute at 80mph until you reach the Spanish border. Weave through the hordes of migrants heading the other way, thumb your nose at all the terrorists lurking on every autoroute bridge and confound all the mad gassers by not stopping in any aires.

    You'll be fine :)
     
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  10. Hollyberry

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    Village life in France, a stranger sticks out like a sore thumb. Boring old me moved into a house on edge of a village and before I'd unpacked the first box it seemed everyone knew who I was, where I'd come from.
     
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    Well, that's sorted that one out then, thanks for the positives will definitely be traveling
     
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    There is a good chance you will die, either crash your motorhome or have a stroke, but not from terrorists.
     
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    Our eldest daughter and her boyfriend bought euro tickets for Saturday 21st weeks ago. She thinks they should still go to Paris so the terrorist s don't win.we as parents think they should stay home as tourists will add more worries to the already tense and tragic situation. Who is right?
     
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    I think as parents we worry more for our kids than for ourselves.
    Events this morning in Paris show the intelligence gathering has been stepped up. France doesn't stint on police and army presence, and they're all armed.
     
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    There is as much risk from terrorists here in England (probably more now) as there is in France, so do it, enjoy the trip.
     
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    Just go, when your number is up it is up. I have known to many saying "I wish I had ...!" when it was to late. We are given our oportunites and must take them.

    :france::france::france::france::france::france::france:
     
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    Thank you we do worry but as she already lives in London we worry anyway! They are right of course and should go but it will be very different from their last trip.
     
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    We intend, weather permitting, to go to France in 9 days time.
    If you worried about everything you wouldn't get out of bed in the mornings.
    Just carry on as normal.

    Richard.
     
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    We're here - peaceful and lovely as ever. On our way home next week and feeling a bit sad. Just do it. :)
     
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    When the London bombers hit, I was working regularly down there and one of my frequent trips was to an office right next to where the bus was blown up. I wasn't there at the time, but my mum and dad (late 80s but it just shows parents always think of us as kids) said I shouldn't go there. Fact is, once you are on the streets or in the tube, you forget and get on with life.
    This last September we went to France in our motorhome and as usual had a great time. Last week my mum rang up and said "when are you going back to France? You shouldn't be going,"
    Well we are, and next June was the answer, but she still worries.
    Last night I spoke to my 35 year old daughter. She has just booked
    a week at the Paris Disneyworld next May with husband and two kids. Can anybody guess what I said to her? Guilty as charged!
    Leave the worrying to those at home, they will worry anyway, and get on with your life.
     
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