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poochie
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Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
3788 posts

Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Twice in the last month I've been talking to people at work about travel and when I suggested Europe, they comment that it's too dangerous or "you want to get me killed". The locations I was telling them about were Italy or Spain. Apparently these are hotbeds for violent crime.

One was a young guy, married, no kids, college grad making good money. The other was a girl, mid 20's, again married with no kids and I think her husband is an engineer. She mentioned to me that they were going to Mexico and I said they should check out Europe before they have kids (making it harder to travel to big destinations). She said that's too dangerous. REALLY? You're going to mexico but Italy too dangerous? GTFO!


hungryone
LSU Fan
river parishes
Member since Sep 2010
7354 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Here’s what cracks me up: the ppl who routinely frequent the French Quarter and other Orleans parish locales who are afraid of crime in other places. WTF? You visit/hang out/spend late nights in one of the most violent places in the USA, but foreign travel scares you?


Teddy Ruxpin
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Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2006
32342 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Funny you mentioned that. When I lived in New Orleans, that was my logic to visit other places without fear. I figured I was particularly qualified to handle whatever danger lurked.


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RummelTiger
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Yeah, heading to London and Paris in the Spring and people have been like, "Oh, you need to be careful over there". And I'm like...the frick?


Teddy Ruxpin
LSU Fan
Austin, TX
Member since Oct 2006
32342 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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Yeah, heading to London and Paris in the Spring and people have been like, "Oh, you need to be careful over there". And I'm like...the frick?


Just don't travel with my immediate family. My brother was in London when those three dudes knifed folks. My mom had just left Barcelona when those guys drove down the Ramblas.

They aren't heading that way this year so you're good.


RummelTiger
Member since Aug 2004
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re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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They aren't heading that way this year so you're good.




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PNW
Georgia Fan
Whitefish, MT
Member since Mar 2014
6042 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
It makes me angry when people I am close with get pissed that I'm going to Southeast Asia. My own mother compares going to Cambodia to visiting the likes of North Korea. Wtf?!


lionward2014
Notre Dame Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jul 2015
4034 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Are they going to Mexico Mexico or to a all inclusive, never leave, resort in Mexico big difference.

The amount of armed military in the major European cities around the popular tourists places should make anyone feel safe there. Even without them, I’ve felt less safe walking around cities in the US than the cities I’ve been to in Europe.


Spirit of Dunson
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Member since Mar 2007
22837 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Yes, but it goes booth ways. My European colleagues ask me if it is safe to travel to the US. As with most things, the anger is "it depends". However, we feel safer traveling around Europe than visiting family and friends in BR and NOLA.


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VABuckeye
Ohio State Fan
Oak Hill, VA
Member since Dec 2007
21793 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
You're using the same stereotype against Mexico? Mexico, like most countries, is perfectly safe as long as you use common sense.


Tigris
Montana Fan
Fernando Poo
Member since Jul 2005
9206 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
It doesn't piss me off but it is laughable. It largely comes from people who have watched the "Taken" movies. People are forming their opinions of the world based on Hollywood movies. And people are horribly obsessed with safety these days. There seems to be a total lack of perspective of the actual statistical dangers out there.


kciDAtaE
Member since Apr 2017
3147 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Almost as bad as the people who think all parts of Mexico are dangerous.


Spirit of Dunson
Columbia Fan
Member since Mar 2007
22837 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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It largely comes from people who have watched the "Taken" movies
most of the people that I hear say this believe it because of political rhetoric (mainly from the belief that Europe is riddled with roaming bands of violent muslims).


speckledawg
Mississippi St. Fan
Somewhere Salty
Member since Nov 2016
1503 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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It doesn't piss me off but it is laughable.


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notiger1997
Metairie
Member since May 2009
38692 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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Almost as bad as the people who think all parts of Mexico are dangerous.




This. I have some folks in my family who were in shock that we went to Mexico three times. They just couldn't understand why we would take that risk.


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Fun Bunch
New Orleans Saints Fan
New Orleans
Member since May 2008
56817 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
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Almost as bad as the people who think all parts of Mexico are dangerous.


I mean, I've been to Mexico a bunch in the past few years, but Mexico is pretty damn dangerous. They've had some bleed over into the tourist areas.


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poochie
LSU Fan
Houma, la
Member since Apr 2007
3788 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Well I didn't tell her not to go to Mexico. But even if you were to compare the two objectively, Mexico is much more dangerous than Western Europe.


TheIndulger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2011
17911 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
The people who are afraid to stay in Hostels because of the movie “Hostel” are pretty solid too


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Dizz
USA Fan
Member since May 2008
8396 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
I feel like the people that say this are ones who don't want to travel anyway and they can use safety as an excuse. They say its unsafe and would never go but would have no desire to leave Louisiana in the first place.


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namvet6566
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2012
3898 posts

re: Does it piss you off when someone says Europe is too dangerous?
Just spent 7 weeks in Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Melk, Salzburg. U. S. Wishes it was as safe as these places, young and old walk the streets, ride the trams and subway all hours of the night.
Very clean, no dirt and shite all over, N. O. ,is a dangerous dirty City, full of crooked politicians voted by stupid people.
Read what Austria is doing now to stop unwanted immigrants.

I am a witness....


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