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go to France, or not.

I'm not certain whether my family and I should go to Strasbourg this weekend as sucheduled.
If taking things easy, Strasbourg is far from Paris and also would be the place where doesn't have a strong message for the terrorists. But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
All of my friends and collegues here say "You are a worrywart." laughingly.


How is your opinion?
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Old 24.11.2015, 11:38
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No hesitation, I'd go- enjoy.
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Re: go to France, or not.

Don't worry, go and enjoy yourselves, it's a lovely city with great food (French quality with German portions)
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I'm not certain whether my family and I should go to Strasbourg this weekend as sucheduled.
If taking things easy, Strasbourg is far from Paris and also would be the place where doesn't have a strong message for the terrorists. But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
All of my friends and collegues here say "You are a worrywart." laughingly.


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Are you driving? If so, you are more at risk from the drive to Strasbourg than any possible terror attack. Statistically, your chances of being a victim of terrorism are vanishingly small. There are much bigger risks to worry about. For instance, cops kill more people in the US than terrorists :-) That's not true of France or Switzerland, of course, but perhaps drowning in lakes or being struck by lightning are more prominent risks here?
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Re: go to France, or not.

let's sit in this overpriced secure Switzerland
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Old 24.11.2015, 12:18
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But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
How is your opinion?
Nobody can ever guarantee anything.
People can suddenly die, cars bump into each other even if you are the safest driver on earth, ZVV trains can be late etc.
Have you ever thought about people in Paris, who's daily routine is to use a metro?
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Are you driving? If so, you are more at risk from the drive to Strasbourg than any possible terror attack. Statistically, your chances of being a victim of terrorism are vanishingly small. There are much bigger risks to worry about. For instance, cops kill more people in the US than terrorists :-) That's not true of France or Switzerland, of course, but perhaps drowning in lakes or being struck by lightning are more prominent risks here?
Ah but now you are compounding the driving risk with the increased risk of being caught in a terror attack therefore you're screwed. Sorry.

Enjoy your trip
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Re: go to France, or not.

Of course nothing is guaranteed but the chances of being involved in any incident are minute. You are probably safer now than you would have been two weeks ago due to the increased security.
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Re: go to France, or not.

You should go ahead with your trip, but don't forget to prepare yourself in advance.
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Re: go to France, or not.

Hmmm, I can already smell the choucroute. Perhaps you'd better not go.
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let's sit in this overpriced secure Switzerland
and anyway, to be a suicide bomber in switzerland there's almost certainly some kind of permit you need for it.
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I'm not certain whether my family and I should go to Strasbourg this weekend as sucheduled.
If taking things easy, Strasbourg is far from Paris and also would be the place where doesn't have a strong message for the terrorists. But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
All of my friends and collegues here say "You are a worrywart." laughingly.


How is your opinion?
Strasbourg isnt the most likely place you'll find them, its true. If you really are hell bent on taking the family out to kill some terrorists I'd go to belgium, or straight to the horses mouth - go to turkey, nip over to syria, rub a few out and you could be back before you can say akbar.
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Re: go to France, or not.

Que Sera Sera....
Why worry about things not in your hands. Take sensible, reasonable precautions and enjoy..
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Re: go to France, or not.

Don't want to thread jack too much, but has anyone driven across France recently?

I heard that there may be roadblocks/checkpoints along some of the major toll highways (A9-A7).

We are coming for Christmas and driving around Dec. 15th, so maybe things will calm down by then... or get worse in anticipation of trouble over the Christian holidays ().
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Old 24.11.2015, 15:23
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Re: go to France, or not.

Reminder....

You should now carry your passport or Swiss ID when entering France.

Your Swiss residence permit is not sufficient in any foreign country, only here!

There will be spot checks made on all travellers, including Schengen visas.
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Old 24.11.2015, 15:34
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I'm not certain whether my family and I should go to Strasbourg this weekend as sucheduled.
If taking things easy, Strasbourg is far from Paris and also would be the place where doesn't have a strong message for the terrorists. But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
All of my friends and collegues here say "You are a worrywart." laughingly.


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So the terrorists already won then? That was easy.
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Reminder....

You should now carry your passport or Swiss ID when entering France.

Your Swiss residence permit is not sufficient in any foreign country, only here!

There will be spot checks made on all travellers, including Schengen visas.
Ok, why are you telling this, I would say, information which is not true ?
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Strasbourg isnt the most likely place you'll find them, its true. If you really are hell bent on taking the family out to kill some terrorists I'd go to belgium.
Nah Belgium is probably the safest place to be right now. Any self respecting terrorist urging in Brussels will be long gone off looking for 'easier' targets.

I wouldn't have a moment's hesitation in going to Strasbourg myself. We can't all live our lives worrying about what night or might not happen.
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I'm not certain whether my family and I should go to Strasbourg this weekend as sucheduled.
If taking things easy, Strasbourg is far from Paris and also would be the place where doesn't have a strong message for the terrorists. But at the same time, I do know there is nobody who can guarantee our lives.
All of my friends and collegues here say "You are a worrywart." laughingly.

How is your opinion?
Are you for real?

Unless you and your family all have copious beards, and rather large bulges under your jackets, what the heck is there to fear? Stop scare mongering and get on with your life FFS.
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Re: go to France, or not.

Thank you all,
I have to return back to my home country next month, so I want to take my children to the christmas market that I have heard that it is the best in France.
At the moment, I'm going to go there. (with our passports.)


Thank you, fudvall. I didn't care about the traffic condition. It might be more important that we need to pay attention to that than terrorists. I'm going to ask the hotel the current situation including snow.




By the way, I'm not a natural worrier. I have got such parsonality since 1995 when I survived Great Hanshin Earthquake. I don't like myself too.
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