Saturday, 16 July 2016

Why I won't stop travelling


I've always loved travelling. Whether it's a beach holiday or a city break, the world has so much to offer. I don't think I'll ever go 'full on' travelling, preferring to visit a couple of places a year, but I love it all the same. My news feeds and social media these last few weeks have been full of people questioning if they'll be safe on their summer getaways, or saying they aren't sure where to travel, if anywhere.

I'm not going to suggest that people should travel to war zones or dangerous regions for the sake of a tan - that would be ludicrous. What I am going to say is that for many countries tourism is a primary industry, and by snubbing travel we could be cheating ourselves out of amazing experiences and making the discontent in those places even worse by depriving them of income.

It's true that from France to Turkey, the US to Egypt, many countries have some very public troubles, but by staying home we let the terrorists, fascists and racists win. Don't let them deprive you of the world.


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  1. Yes girl!! I'm off to Turkey for a week tomorrow & ngl I'm a lil terrified. But like you say, we would lose the experience. Perhaps Turkey is a lil silly for us to have booked, I admit that. But it's happened & we aren't going to sit at home once we've booked it. Maybe we should?! Idk. It's just a sad time, to think this is actually happening.

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    1. I'm off to Turkey in September for the 2nd time and I've made myself feel much better about it by working out the 900 mile distance between where I'm staying in the Dalaman region and Istanbul! It's a lovely place.

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  2. Love this post. I think people are naturally going to be a bit more apprehensive travelling this year than they have been before, but by not going we are letting these people win. I've been to Paris this year, and didn't feel unsafe at all. The world is in a pretty sorry state at the moment, but still has so much to offer us. By continuing to go, hopefully we can make it a bit of a better place...

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  3. You can't life your life in fear. I am off on holiday and I am going to concentrate on all the amazing things I am going to see whilst I am there, rather than concentrate on the potentially scarier stuff :)
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  4. A couple of my friends went to Istanbul straight after all the stuff happened!! It's pointless staying at home when it's unlikely that anything bad will happen.

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