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    Indo Traveling...... Movie.... Muslims.... REALLY?

    http://news.yahoo.com/western-embass...000716007.html


    Pretty wild chanting "death to america" "Americans will pay for their dis-honor"

    Really? I posted this to hear what everyone thinks. Seems like it is going to be a little bit more dangerous trying to book flights to Indo, no? I have not seen the movie, but what I find is crazy is no one in America really gives a sh_t. I'm not talking about the general situation it created now, but no one here even knew the movie existed! It's some low budget crap of a movie, that has seemed cause all this mayhem. The two different prespectives are so far off its scary. Muslims seem to be FLIPPING out, while Americans are saying yeah it was wrong, but it was just a movie not too much of a big deal. U can just see the rage in the protestors eyes. Meanwhile, its hardly news here, and people just seem to shrug it off. Sorry for the grammar, this was more just thoughts....

    So the question is, are u still gonna book that flight to INDO?

    Thoughts..

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    http://news.yahoo.com/multiple-perso...194454551.html

    found this which kind of explains the persepctives of our cultures, and how this "film" has caused such a huge reaction... I know this is not much to do with surfing, but it definitely affects travel, and I would like to know those going to Indo, is this going to affect prices, safety, etc...... Seems like a bad time to be hunting for waves out in southeast asia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etl1692 View Post
    http://news.yahoo.com/multiple-perso...194454551.html

    found this which kind of explains the persepctives of our cultures, and how this "film" has caused such a huge reaction... I know this is not much to do with surfing, but it definitely affects travel, and I would like to know those going to Indo, is this going to affect prices, safety, etc...... Seems like a bad time to be hunting for waves out in southeast asia
    I read an article about how most of the protesters haven't even seen the movie and do not have any idea what it is about. A lot reporters/historians think that the protests about the movie started as a cover story behind their true reasons for protesting...to "celebrate" 9/11. The movie has been out for months...it was reported on by an Egyptian Islamist television station on 9/8 and protests started on 9/11. I think it is too much of a coincidence for me. As for traveling to indo..as usual the media makes it seem like the whole country is on fire...only a tiny tiny fraction of people care enough to protest. I am sure people will be fine traveling there, especially on boat trips etc.

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    be cautious, be aware of your surroundings, don't act like a dip****...& you should be fine.

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    ^^ Rules for everything in life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Etl1692 View Post
    ^^ Rules for everything in life
    true, but it bears extra emphasis when traveling, & esp. when traveling into an area that's potentially problematic. the thing i notice a lot when traveling is that most americans tend to act as if they are still in america. they either forget or don't care that people do things differently in other parts of the world, particularly so in areas w/ a different cultural & religious heritage.

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    or just stay in the us and dont worry about none of the bs....plenty of waves here! wait till it simmers down...no need to be held hostage or beheaded on camera on youtube

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    if you can park your car in atlantic city and surf, then you can handle indo. respect people, and be polite. in any 3rd world country police are the ones you have to watch out for. don't argue and pay the bribe.

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    Mission = Hyjack Thread

    My biggest dream trip has been Nicaragua. It's always firing there!!! But after reading about the crime there I am really nervous about booking that trip for next summer. Seems like a super dangerous country. Anybody been out there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by super fish View Post
    or just stay in the us and dont worry about none of the bs....plenty of waves here! wait till it simmers down...no need to be held hostage or beheaded on camera on youtube
    Everyone needs to listen to this... I'll scope it put and report back...stay inside your homes it's safer.