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#16 lazuli

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 07:41 PM

Hi All,

not to alarm anyone or prompt rash decisions, but they found a hand grenade at the jakarta hilton this afternoon.

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Posted 20 December 2004 - 09:04 PM

do be careful if you decide to go. just be sensible and stay away from areas where foreigners congregate (eg. Kuta).

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:22 AM

Peta,

I just had a thought I wanted to add reading through all this.

I think the main thing I would be considering in deciding whether or not to go would be: "Knowing that the warnings are current would you still have a good time on your honeymoon?" For me the answer is definitely "No" I simply wouldn't be able to be there knowing that I had a higher chance of dying than if I were in my normal routine at home or vacationing in a place not (or not so) affected by all the terrorism that is currently occurring around the globe.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 08:17 AM

Just thought I would add my 2 cents worth too.

My friends refer to me at the world's most cautious traveller! There is no way I would put myself at risk if I could avoid it. One of my mottos in life is "if in doubt, DON'T".
In saying that I went to Bali in October, about 6 weeks after the Australian Embassy bombing in Jakarta. I was going with a girlfriend & we spent many hours on the phone to our travel agent & researching all the travel warnings. We were prepared to pull the pin & lose our money if we felt unsafe.
In the end, we decided we would go and I don't regret it one little bit. We both had the time of our life! There is security at every turn, cars & buses are stopped & searched. I found this a little scary at first but then realised that it is purely a precautionary measure. Not once did I feel unsafe & this coming from a big chicken like me!

Peta - I'm not saying you should or shouldn't go. That is a decsision for you & your husband to make. If you are not comfortable in going & the warnings haven't changed then I wouldn't be going either. Do what you feel is best and I'm sure that no matter where you end up having your honeymoon it will be everything you hope it to be.

Good luck with your decision.


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Posted 21 December 2004 - 09:12 AM

Girls Big (((((((((((((((HUGS)))))))))))))))))))) and thank you to everyone. You have all made me think long and hard about what to do - in fact this is honeymoon is the main reason why I didn't sleep that well last night - lots of tossing and turning on what to do.

Well we have decided to stuck to the original plan and go to Bali as we both so much want to go - that is what made this so hard. However if the warning get worst and not better then we will most likely change the honeymoon.. We are hoping that it doesn't come to that but if it does we will still be happy - disappointed but happy as we will be with each other and that is the important part.

Fingers crossed for us girls and we hope we will go.. I will keep you updated....

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 10:33 AM

Have fun Peta but can you do one thing for me?

Check with your travel insurer. I know someone who tried to book flights to Bali and they couldn't get travel insurance because of the warnings. Please please check that you will be covered once you get over there! There are often clauses in the policies that mean that you take it all on your own head when DFAT warnings (not advisories) are issued.

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Posted 21 December 2004 - 12:28 PM

Thanks so much for that Martini - I will look at that tonight when I get home. biggrin.gif


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Posted 21 December 2004 - 03:13 PM

QUOTE (Natasha @ Dec 20 2004, 04:07 PM)


It depends on where you are staying...

If you're in Kuta or Nusa Dua the risk would be higher. If you were staying further out, you'd be fine. Get a driver when you want to go out, as its cheap, and you can get in and out of those main areas quicker.

You poor thing. I totally know how you feel. We spent hours and day’s discussing whether or not we should get married in Bali. We were more worried about our guests than us.

We missed the first Bali bombing by a day, (which was a little close for comfort) when we were travelling to a wedding in Aus. The wedding couple were going to have their honey moon in Bali and were told to go to Thailand as an alternative. They were gutted but knew it was the right thing to do at the right time.

I’ve just come over from London and used to work in town. My work place (docklands) was totally blown to smithereens and two guys from the local newsagents died. I had just left work an hour before…

My attitude is that I refuse to let terrorists run my life completely but will try to be as safe as possible by having as much information to hand. We decided that we will be having our wedding in Bali (Ubud). And as Natasha said, “it depends were you are staying.”

As somebody else said before… I couldn’t tell you whether to go or not.

Good Luck with your decision.

Let us know,

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Posted 22 December 2004 - 08:53 PM


Personally, I feel just as threatened working on the top story of a skyscraper building here in Collins Street Melbourne. Terrorists are targeting people not just over there, but everywhere.

It's a difficult decision to make but only you can make it. I wish you luck with your decision.



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Posted 23 December 2004 - 01:17 AM


hi im chad, leonies h2b.

peta my advice is this. dont let the terrorists run our lives if you do then they have won.
i am planning on taking leonie to bali and vanuatu next year for our honeymoon and possibly stay on an island just off of bali.

think of how many times the news always says rethink about going over there.
its not safe and blaa blaa blaa.
now compare it to how many times there has been trouble over there in regards to bombings etc, where aussies and other tourists have been injured or killed.

if you were me i wouldnt stop just because of the news.
REMEMBER!!! the news survives on bad events.

another saying similar, a happy customer tells 10 people. an unhappy one tells 100 people. thats where people get scared.

jump into your togs and enjoy peta.

good luck girls on your wedding days.
enjoy the party boys.

chad.





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Posted 23 December 2004 - 10:19 AM

QUOTE (Leonie @ Dec 23 2004, 01:17 AM)

peta my advice is this. dont let the terrorists run our lives if you do then they have won.

chad.

I so agree! Also the government need to broadcast any information they have so that they have their backs covered in an event.

Best wishes with your decision.

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Posted 23 December 2004 - 05:35 PM

Well I was going to reply, but it looks as though Chad already has - That's my boy, sneeky but I love him.

Anyway have sent you a PM Peta
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Posted 24 December 2004 - 01:11 PM

Where is your accommodation? If it's in the main hub, can you change it and stay further out?

We stayed in Ubud, and then at a tiny sea side village, where we were the only foreigners, with only beautiful, humble, peace loving Balinese people around us! You don't need to go to the main area where trouble boils.

You'll both have to talk about it. Only you can decide if you'd be happy to stay there.
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