Still going to a Christamas market in Germany or Belgium ?

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  1. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Just wondered.. have the recent attacks in France and the lock-down and security in Brussels put anyone off going to a Christmas market in Germany or Belgium ?
     
  2. Neil S

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    I was thinking of going to Brugge but my partner is concerned and doesn't want to go
     
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    Haven't decided which one we are going to but whichever it is no one is going to deter us.
    When you number is up it's up whether it's a number nine bus coming round the corner or a crazy zealot trying to justify his religeous beliefs makes no difference. It will be time to go.
    Stay indoors and just maybe the ceiling will collapse on you.
    Enjoy life while you are here.
     
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    if you change your plans they have won we cant let that happen
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    My OH is absolutely determined we aren't going.. I still want to.
     
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    Well, actually ...............................

    we are thinking about going to the Alsace Christmas markets (y)

    Alsace Christmas Markets CLICK HERE

    We love the Alsace but have only been there in late Spring or early Autumn :D
     
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    Eldest daughter went to Paris yesterday on the Eurostar as she had booked a day trip weeks ago . She says the atmosphere was somber and cafe and restaurants were much quieter than usual, full body searches in shops etc but she was glad they went . Her attitude is "they can't and won't stop us living our lives". As a parent I was very relieved when they arrived back in the UK!! But I agree.
     
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    I won't even go into London at the moment.
     
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    Daughter lives in London! I am a worrier but you have to live and life is made up of risks:)
     
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    If you check the stats the number 9 bus is much more likely!
     
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    As we've only got a number 44 bus going through our village does that mean I'm even safer...??
     
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    Good to go (y)
     
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    That's a wise choice at any time though isn't it? :D
     
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    No we are not going now, not especially because of events, but we have had this chance of seventeen days in a free villa in the Algarve, we have just finished the first week, so that will do us for this year, but still planning on going in spring, as others say, no different there than uk.
     
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    Strangely enough I used the expression "number nine bus" as it was the first bus number that came into my head. But I have just realised that is the only bus that comes through our village too. Not sure if that improves my odds or not.:whistle:
     
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    Off to Cologne on Friday until Tuesday. If the weather turns bad we will look for somewhere within a few hours of Cologne where it is drier. Bruges of perhaps somewhere in France.
     
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    I have a crossing booked for next month and am going, odds of survival...in july I was booked in for a stress M R I scan.
    had a minor heart attack in march. a follow up. ten mins in. alarm bells. into theatre.. they reckon I had less than an hour. open heart. major rebuild. new valve. three bypass. one stent.. now back on light duties.. ODDS. could have been a number 9 bus. surgeon said JUST DO IT
    so I will
     
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    We have booked to go to the market in Ypres. Booked it Tuesday.

    Sonja
     
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    Hi.
    Look at it this way,you have Brit/English number plates on the unit,so they can easily identify you wherever you go,couple this with the indiscriminate drive by shootings at various cafes.......... Are you really going to be as safe as you were ever again ? Life goes on.
    As said in previous posts try to avoid the obvious hot spots and Bon Voyage !
     
  20. Gizmouk

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    In just under two weeks we're off to Lille and Ypres.
    There's beer, wine, chocolate and pressies to be bought, so we sure as beans are not going change our plans to please a bunch of deluded knuckle dragging halfwits
     
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