|Originally posted by Wear the fox hat:
Sorry, I wouldn't let a political difference of opinion prevent me from going to a country.
P.S. We had a similar thread to this one a few months back, and the guy who started it never bothered to come back and tell us what he found.
Y'know, that's just a silly statement.
In this instance, I wouldn't fear for my personal safety in France, simply for my comfort and enjoyment. A valid concern, I feel.
But would it be wise for me as an American to visit, say, Colombia? After all, we just have a minor difference in political opinion with regard to drug trafficking. It just so happens that they are fond of kidnapping people to express this difference.
Or how 'bout a group of orthodox jews heading from Israel over to Iraq for a little fun in the sun? Nah.
One must always consider the political climate of a country they are considering visiting, whether simply as a matter of convenience, or as seriously as a matter of personal safety.
I too would love to visit Trois Vallees, and Chamonix. But this year, I think I'll spend my money elsewhere. I won't visit France until such a time that the smoke has cleared between us.
Have you considered Switzerland? What about Austria?