Ok so we're getting into semantics...could I have rephrased that, sure. A more correct statement would've been that there are more Muslims in Indo that anywhere else, since it has the highest total number of Muslims, to which I'm sure I still would've gotten some smarta** remark. Bottom line, lots of Muslims in Indo. Regardless nothing about my statement did not make sense. Glad you been there though, your trip clearly allowed you to have a firm grasp on the demographics of the region.
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Sep 18, 2012, 03:26 PM #21
Sep 19, 2012, 12:49 AM #22
there are a lot of muslims in the maldives, too...more, percentage-wise, than indo (98.4%), yet somehow, i managed to do a trip there a couple years back & came back w/out being beheaded on cnn. i also wouldn't hesitate to travel to morocco (99.9%) right now, either.
in short: would it be a risk? sure. but it's a damn sight better than sitting at home on the couch moaning about how dangerous the world is!
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Sep 19, 2012, 02:01 AM #23Senior Member
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Sep 19, 2012, 01:08 PM #25
Grow a big beard, wear ratty old clothes, and purchase a Canadian hockey team t shirt to wear if your surfing with the muslim brotherhood. Alternatively, you can explore waves in places not so many people think about for surf, like Ireland. They aren't cutting too many peoples heads off over there. The Pints are simply delicious, and the country is in dire need of tourism and they'd be happy to have you. Plus fall is simply the best over there. Ever walk into a strange bar on a surf trip and have the majority of the people in it interested to talk to you and have a few laughs? Yeah, me neither. You might get your head cut off in a muslim dominated country, and you might just GET head in Ireland. And score point break lefts that just go and go and go. The line-ups are super friendly too. And never too crowded.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHOju8jC85c The Craic!
Sep 19, 2012, 02:13 PM #26
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Sep 19, 2012, 02:43 PM #28
yeah I went in 2004 and parts were scary then. No way I'd fly into a country that is hosting anti-american demonstrations. That has got to be the definition of "asking for trouble." You might not make it out of the airport. Some VERY aggressive demonstrations are happening near the airport in Jakarta. Bali might still be cool but who knows, peaceful muslems and insurgents look the same... and again it's the cab driver or the kids on the corner that will get you long before the bearded guy in a turban. If you insist on going keep a low profile and only trust ex-pats. Your mission should to get straight to the surf camp or charter boat. No "drifting" in these times...
For the nica question... they are probably the safest country in central america. And very catholic.
Sep 19, 2012, 03:17 PM #29
Sep 19, 2012, 03:33 PM #30