I haven't made a post for a while because honestly, I've been speechless.
First it was Lebanon, and now it's the UK. Not satisfied with wrecking the Middle East tourism industry, we've now hit the millions that exit the UK and USA every day to spend their money and their time somewhere else.
When will the general public get it? To travel is dangerous. Yes, it's exciting. Yes it's illuminating. Yes, it's character-forming. Yes, it's a wonderful spiritual experience. But, yes, travel is dangerous - you may killed by a terrorist attack, you may get killed by a natural disaster - more likely you'll be so frightened by reading the press and watching the TV that you'll get killed by a heart-attack at the airport or on your holiday - outside their comfort-zone. Yes - statistically, that's actually more likely to happen.
Have we bred a generation of WIMPS? Frightened of eating real food in case they get a tummy upset, afraid of travelling unless they get killed, fearful of experience unless it's been health-checked.
They thought that the holiday was the easy experience, like the telly and the booze, just another escape. But it's not - travel is a real experience, and like that other real experience, life, it's dangerous too.