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Old 08-26-2007, 01:34 PM   #1
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hi all,
i'mabout 4 months into my6 month journey, and am planing on flying out of turkey in about 3 weeks and head for india and nepal, but recent terrorism activity has me a bit scared, as does the weather conditions reported with severe flooding and an outbreak of cholera. Nepal conditions aren't any better, and seem to be getting worse. Do I bag this segment of my trip??? any advice??? Also, to get to india from trky, I have to fly in bahrain... does anyone know anything about this as far as safety goes?
thanks for your help!
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The most reasonable and valuable informations will come from your embassy in Nepal and India. They'll know if only specific areas of those countries should be avoided or to not go at all.

In 3 weeks, moonsoon will be coming to an end. The cholera is probably not located around Kathmandu nor Pokhara, but if you intend to trek, then yes, you have to know which regions to avoid.

Hope you end up going, because they are worth it !
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I'm in Kathmandu, and I took a bus here from Kakalvitta (far east border). I've been asking around and not one person says there's any threat right now. According to the U.S. Dept. of State I shouldn't have gone anywhere except the Kathmandu Valley. But really, I wouldn't worry about anything.

And go to Nepal, these people are awesome!

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I don't know enough about Nepal, but I wouldn't be too worried about India. If we stayed away from every country that has had terrorist attacks, the list would be pretty long: UK, USA, Spain... just keep your eyes open, and you should be fine. Bahrain should be fine too, it has a reputation as a safe, modern country, and they aren't as culturally strict as some of the other gulf states (women can vote, etc.).
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I'm in Kathmandu, and I took a bus here from Kakalvitta (far east border).

And go to Nepal, these people are awesome!

Josh
Finally a fellow tpunk in Nepal to support what I've been saying for 4 years now : GO TO NEPAL ! Hope to read from your trip in the report forum !
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