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Tourists Lost In Sahara  
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 969 times:

I hope they are found soon.


http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/04/05/algeria.tourists.ap/index.html

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 948 times:

First I heard about it was on German radio yesterday, and they (including a countryman of mine) have been gone for over a month now.



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User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 940 times:

Offhand, isn't Algeria generally an unsafe country to visit for Westerners, in both the cities and the desert region?



[Edited 2003-04-07 07:55:28]


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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 928 times:

Yyz717
Well, there are still a lot of internal problems going on in Algeria, the government is fighting against those Islamic Fundamentalists. I'm not well informed and I never visited Algeria before but a few friends of mine did and they never had any problems.

Most people visit the Sahara anyway and travel from Algeria to Libya, Niger or other African countries. As far as I know, the problems are mainly in the urban areas and not in the desert. Keep in mind, where ever you go it could be "unsafe".



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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6054 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 921 times:

Sahara? That's a pretty ****ing large area to get lost in!

Hope they're found soon, though.


User currently offlineQatarAirways From Qatar, joined Sep 2008, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 918 times:

Yyz717,

My father joins hunting parties every year from the Gulf to many interesting places (CIS, Iraq and North Africa). In Algeria they always have many soldiers protect the camp and the hunting parties because of terrorists as well highway robbers who raid camps at night. They usually charter an aircraft and have it fly as close to the hunting area as possible rather than fly to Algiers and drive down.


User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 902 times:

The Sahara is a brutal environment. From the sounds of it, running out of gas could be a fatal mistake there.

User currently offlineDragogoalie From Australia, joined Oct 2001, 1220 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 894 times:

*gets out notebook to check list to see where the Sahara is on the places I want to go on vacation list*

Hmmm..right behind Iraq during the war, and Osamas cave....just what I thought.

--dragogoalie-#88--



Formerly known as Jap. Srsly. AUSTRALIA: 2 days!
User currently offlineYyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16365 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Thanks for your responses Swissgabe and QatarAirways. Hopefully these folks will be found.

Sounds like a dangerous area (both politically and climate-wise) but nonetheless no doubt beautiful & pristine as well.

Regards



Panam, TWA, Ansett, Eastern.......AC next? Might be good for Canada.
User currently offlineN79969 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 850 times:

I heard about this one on television. Another example of an adventurous vacation going horribly wrong.

http://www.undercurrent.org/UCnow/articles/OuterEdge9810.shtml


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