Bags still not packed!!
23.11.2008 - 30.11.2008 -17 °C
We don't have long to go, but we are facing a few new challenges as the world around us is ever changing. In the last 24hrs it has been reported that there has been a terrorist attack in Mumbi, where 101 people have been killed.
India - and Mumbai - are no stranger to terrorism but the attacks on multiple targets in the city mark a significant change in strategy.
This attacks is different in terms of both method and scale, with teams of well-armed men involved in synchronised attacks - the gunmen were also clearly prepared to die in their attacks. Another major difference is the targeting of restaurants and hotels used by westerners and the apparent singling out of those with British and American passports.
Secuirty is high at all major locations and this should make people feel safe, although this will limit movement around india. But we have seen this in Iraq where an attack is littered with security personal and civilians, as the attacker have not regard for their own lives.
We are not in india until Feb 2009, so a lot can change still.
Also, in the last 48hrs it has been reported that Bangkok Airport is closed due to anti-government protests.
We are not in Thialand (bangkok) until mid Jan 2009, if the region is still unsafe we will stay in Bali.... Mmmm... nice!!
Lets face it... we will not let the resent events change our plans. I still plan to pack my bag tonight.