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Wealthy and underpopulated by Central African standards, which is not admittedly saying very much, Gabon is positively placid compared to neighbors like DR Congo. Health: Malaria and HIV/AIDS are the main dangers. It's host to the full gamut of tropical diseases, including Ebola (not the current 2014 outbreak though), but you're unlikely to run into these ...


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My experiences in Baja and BCS have run directly contrary to the folklore about corruption in Mexico. I drove the peninsula, eschewing warnings against driving at night, with only a few regrets. It is a much longer drive than it appears on a map. Infrastructure is uneven. You may assume that it's a very relaxed, two day trip if you're accustomed to the ...


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If you just care about terrorist attacks or ISIS activities, I can say that here is totally safe (at least now). Although, as I mentioned in another post, some regions in Sistan-Baluchestan are the exceptions because of drug smugglers and some terrorists as well. On the other hand, if you care about political issues and somethings that are related to the ...


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Short Answer: This is an unanswerable question. We cannot know what you mean by safe. Even with your descriptives in the body of the question, you are asking about something that is personal to you and your beliefs. No one else can answer this in a way that would be completely acceptable to you. The primary reason for this, in my own opinion is: I cannot ...


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Iran is in general very safe, both for Iranians and foreigners. There is no war or fighting going on there, the crime rate is very low, and even when crime is committed they tend to be of a less violent nature than in most western countries. For people worried about safety, I would say the only place in Iran to avoid is the province of Sistan & ...


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Depending upon your nationality, there may be problems. According to the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, travel advice is separated into two areas... ... advise against all travel to within 100km of the entire Iran/Afghanistan border; within 10km of the entire Iran/Iraq border; the province of Sistan-Baluchistan; and the area east of the line ...


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The travel advisory from France or Belgium sound rather positive. Usually I would not answer based only on that but since they tend to be conservative in their advice, it seems Congo is not a country of particular concern. The only thing mentioned are the usual (for African countries) warnings about poor neighborhoods, road travel and going out at night. ...


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I did pilgrimage Three times until now. Two of them was with “Western” Muslims :) Most of them were converted. It was very safe for all of them, not just that peoples like them and try to take photos with them :) I was like their group leader, and we did all the activities together (going around mecca). I visited more than 50 cities in more than 12 ...


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Very few tourists have been killed or injured during the many years of southern insurgency. The violent acts target security forces (police, soldiers, village volunteers), government officials and school teachers. The tourists that have been injured or killed were all visiting the eastern side of the isthmus. As jpatokal mentioned your route travels up ...


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TL;DR: All routes you're likely to use are tolerably safe. Broadly speaking, the insurgency affects only the eastern bits of southern Thailand: Yala, Pattani and Narathiwat. However, all 'standard' backpacker routes from Langkawi to Thailand, including the main train line via Padang Besar, go through the western side, not through any of those provinces. ...


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I am an Iranian and maybe know more about my country, since I live here now. Obviously, there are some places that are not safe, not only for tourists, but also for ordinary citizens. Places like Afghanistan or Pakistan borders, and some sectors in every city. You can ask someone in that city to tell you about those sectors. Nowadays many people in Iran ...


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I am a New Zealander who travelled to Iran about two months ago, flying into Shiraz, visited Persepolis, and made my way north by bus through Yazd, a little village called Toudeshk, and Esfahan before reaching Tehran after two weeks. This is a very traditional tourist route through the central part of the country and is entirely safe for Western travellers. ...


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I was born in Iran, am not living there, but have traveled a bit in the country. My Farsi (Persian) is not very good and because I grew up outside of Iran stand out on the streets. In short, I'm not exactly a tourist when in Iran, but I'm also not a local. In a few words, Iran is safe for tourists. This both from my own experiences and from the experiences ...


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You can take the N10 (Makran Coastal Highway) all the way across the southern coast of Pakistan and it will put you in the south of Iran, completely by-passing Afghanistan. To get to it though, you'll have to travel from China through India and cross into Pakistan. If you fancy a journey through Pakistan itself, you can cross at the Wagah point in Lahore ...


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Depends on your appetite for risk. The parking lot at Everglades does have a security patrol and is fairly busy, but they aren't responsible for any losses incurred. I personally wouldn't care if someone can see my luggage in the backseat, but that's me.


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Whether you are allowed to drive it without taking a test depends on the weight of the van you will be driving. If it's classed as a heavy vehicle then you will need to complete a theory and practical test. If it is classed as a light vehicle then you can drive on your UK licence for 3 months after which you must change your licence to an Australian licence. ...


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Yes, you should be fine. Light/small delivery vans are considered the same class of vehicles as cars (e.g. SA, Vic) and you're generally allowed to drive on an English-language overseas driving license in Australia (check the individual states rules if you're concerned).


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One by one: Yes, Indonesian ferries are that bad. Overcrowding is rife, safety precautions are often non-existent, and the open sea can often be rough. As a simple example, Jakarta Globe's category "Indonesia boat accident" has at least 7 separate sinkings that killed people for 2014 alone, and see the links in this answer for some stories of a typical ...



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