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Yes, ships sink. Someone already mentioned the Costa Concordia sinking; ferries sink a fair amount as well (for instance, a South Korean ferry sank last year with the loss of almost 300 lives. On June 1 of this year, a ferry in China sank with the loss of at least 440 lives. In addition to deaths from sinking, there are also deaths from maritime collisions, ...


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If it has your booking number on it, somebody could use it to access your reservation on the airline's website and tamper with it (e.g., cancel or change flights). An obvious countermeasure is to just blur if it is not essential for your purpose.


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Bride kidnapping, in general, is specific to the Kazakh community. It's not what Western communities would imagine of kidnapping, in that the woman's family is often aware of it happening and indeed (and terribly) their knowledge of it is used to help pressure the woman into agreeing via social isolation and exclusion. It's largely ritualized and does not ...


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Detroit's Devil's Night, was, generally speaking, more about arson and fires, than vandalism and personal injury and death. Be aware that the city has been combating what is now called "Angel's Night" since the mid-90's and for most of the early 00's, the arson levels were near normal. There was a slight increase in 2010 and 2011, but for the last two years, ...


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I landed sitting on the toilet Tuesday in Atlanta from Amsterdam. Dont eat smoked salmon on ur flight. Ouch. I actually told the flight attendant I couldnt wait and she just told me to stay put until the plane stopped. I held on tight and honestly it wasnt that bad aside from the cramps.


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It depends how detailed the boarding pass is! Probably the most useful information on the boarding pass is your frequent flier number. This is often printed in full. Together with your name, address and other information obtained elsewhere it may be possible for someone to purchase instant flights with the miles on the other side of the planet from your ...


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People will know when you are not at home and might use this information to break into your home.


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To keep it less subjective, I wanted to give an answer that mentions an existing numerical index based on data. Numbeo lists its safety index for mid-2015 at 29.64. You may want to compare it with other cities that you have visited. For instance, since your profile mentions UK, Buenos Aires and Tel Aviv: Tel Aviv 66.86 London 51.83 Buenos Aires 37.43 Cape ...


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If the flight has already transpired; then the risk is only that of information disclosure; of which there is limited use (all they would know is your name, which is easily Googled). I would blur the reservation number (if its printed on the boarding pass) for flights that are in the future as most airlines require just the last name and booking reference ...


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According to a 2003 report by the european transportation safety council: Rail and air travel are the safest modes per distance travelled, followed by bus. The passengers of trains, bus/coach and planes within the EU have the lowest fatality risk per passenger kilometre. For the average passenger trip in the EU, bus travel has a 10 times lower fatality ...


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According to this site indeed scuba diving in Turkey is heavily regulated. There's an organisation called TSSF which defines rules and regulations for scuba diving. According to the linked site, the limit for > 18yo CMAS 2* and above is indeed 30m: Here a short summary of what is of interest for everybody. Foreigners are not allowed to dive in ...


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There is not much you can do to support seeing lane markings. I would still visit an eye specialist (especially if you are getting old) because you can have nyctalopia (the inability to see the lane markings on low light is one warning sign) or photophobia, sensitivity to light (the rain causes strong light reflexes which does not allow the eye to see ...


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You could try ear protection which are designed to attenuate not eliminate noise. Currently dubs seem to be popular, designed for concerts and reduce sound by 12db only. But there are other options out there. DUBS Acoustic Filters are advanced tech earplugs that reduce volume without sacrificing the clarity of sound I've never tried them, but they get ...


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Almost all earplugs sold for work situations. When working you are not supposed to block out all sounds and responsible employers will supply earplugs that take out the hard edge of sounds but not all of it. The plugs you see for sale for travel are OK as well as long as you do not have the 'wax, you will not hear a sound when sleeping' kind. And I have ...


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I think better lights are the only real solution, especially if the road lines are unclear. I've always had more difficulty driving at night and try to stick with well-lit roads or streets I'm familiar with.


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Planes crash, ships sink, and cars hit bridges. The difference is the newsworthiness, and a big fireball makes better headlines than the day-after coverage of flat water. What feeds the phobia is the speed and the level of control. When a plane crashes, it happens really quickly and there is absolutely no way anyone on board is getting out. And I say that ...


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As others have said, I see no reason to expect trouble. I would like to expand upon something that has been mentioned by others: Back in cold war era Russian tourists would be treated with some suspicion because the Russian government didn't allow the average person to travel. Thus if you did encounter a Russian "tourist" there was a fair chance they were ...



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