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Old 11-24-2013, 09:10 PM   #1
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Planning a trip abroad? It’s probably best to check out the State Department’s list of travel warnings for countries with unsafe political situations. At the moment, the State Department has issued travel warnings for 34 countries, from the Central African Republic and El Salvador to Iraq and North Korea.
Well, just as State warns Americans about dangerous places to travel, so too do foreign ministries in other countries — and some countries warn their citizens to avoid heading to certain cities in the U.S. France, in particular, warns travelers to be careful in a large number of specific cities.
Here’s what other countries, mostly France, say about American cities:
Boston: Avoid walking at night in Dorchester, Mattapan and Roxbury, and be wary of “petty crime” in Chinatown, the North End and Fenway.
New York: Be wary in Times Square and at the Statue of Liberty, and don’t go to Harlem, the Bronx or Central Park at night.
Washington: Northeast and Southeast should be avoided, and Union Station is dangerous at night. “Le quartier Anacostia n’est pas recommandable de jour comme de nuit.” Translation: Don’t go to Anacostia, day or night.
Baltimore:Considered a dangerous city except downtown.”
Richmond: “Do not visit the city on foot.”
Pittsburgh: The French urge their citizens to avoid Mount Oliver, Hill District, Homewood-Brushton and Hazelwood.
Cleveland: Avoid Cleveland Heights, Lakewood and Euclid. That warning got Cleveland Heights Mayor Edward Kelly upset. “The French government is foolish and doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” he told the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Detroit: “The center is not recommended after the close of business.”
Chicago: Stay away from the West Side and anywhere south of 59th Street.
Houston: Be vigilant if traveling through Downtown, south and east Houston at night.
St. Louis: “Eviter le quartier nord entre l’aéroport et le centre-ville, mais la navette reliant l’aéroport est sûre.” Translation: Avoid northern area between the airport and the city center, but the airport shuttle is safe (Hat tip to our friend Chris Good, of ABC News, for spotting that nugget).
Atlanta: The French are nervous about the southern part of the city, and downtown after dark.
New Orleans: Northwest of Dauphine Street, northeast of Ursulines Avenue, north of St. Charles Avenue and south of Magazine Street are areas of concern.
Miami: “Canadians have been the victims of crime such as break-ins, assaults and pickpocketing in the Miami area, sometimes during daylight hours,” Canada’s foreign ministry warns. France says attacks on tourists in Florida are rare now, but were frequent a few years ago.
Los Angeles: France warns tourists to take care in Hollywood, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Long Beach, and to avoid Watts, Inglewood and Florence.
El Paso: The British Foreign Office warns tourists about violence along the border with Mexico, and the border crossing at Ciudad Juarez specifically.
Germany doesn’t warn its citizens about any specific cities, but it does caution against letting it all hang out: “Although the laws in individual states categorizing nudity as ‘indecent exposure’, are rarely asserted and punished, those laws should absolutely be followed. Nude bathing and changing clothes at the beach stirs up public agitation and can lead to unpleasantnesses.”
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Old 11-26-2013, 12:12 PM   #2
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Default Re: 16 American cities foreign governments warn their citizens about

So, basically, don't attend an NFL game. Except in Arizona. Where Mexicans probably don't want to travel anyway.
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So, basically, don't attend an NFL game. Except in Arizona. Where Mexicans probably aren't allowed to travel anyway.
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i don't know about the rest of em , but bmore and DC are spot on.
i worked on a metro tunnel in anacostia DC. one day i ended up working at one end of the tunnel and my car was parked at the other end. well they had about a 300 ft section of rebar tied up and i didn't feel like tight rope walking the rebar, so i climbed out of the tunnel and walked the quarter mile or so down the street to the next tunnel shaft. the top lander there , the guy who's responsible for rigging the materials to be lowered into or out of the tunnel , his name was "Tiny". of couse it's one of those goofy names thats the opposite description of reality ,tiny was a black dude about the size of a grizzly bear or max starks.
as i approached tiny , he said " white boy , have you done lost your damn mind" , i said , huh? he said "either you a brave mother fucker , or you just stupid." of course i knew i was the latter because i had no idea what he was talking about. again i said "huh ? "
he went on to tell me about the gang activity and the frequent murders and viscous assaults that the area was famous for and how fortunate i was that my "white ass" wasn't spotted .....after that a .25 auto became part of my lunch box.
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Richmond? I staggered around downtown Richmond as drunk as an Angry Frenchman back in the Summer of '05 and I felt no threat at all. A cop even walked me to a 7-11 to buy smokes and we shot the shit for 20 minutes. I thought it was quite nice.

The only place I ever felt threatened was in Huntsville, and that's because we were in a bar with a mouthy Scot who, to be honest, deserved a bit of a slap.
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Richmond? I staggered around downtown Richmond as drunk as an Angry Frenchman back in the Summer of '05 and I felt no threat at all. A cop even walked me to a 7-11 to buy smokes and we shot the shit for 20 minutes. I thought it was quite nice.

The only place I ever felt threatened was in Huntsville, and that's because we were in a bar with a mouthy Scot who, to be honest, deserved a bit of a slap.
There is not much worse than a mouthy Scot.

I had to laugh at the Steelers-Vikings game at Wembley when a Scot walked pasted singing "Deep fried your goal posts" as though anyone in the stadium actually cared about what happened at a Home International some 30 years ago.

I found another gobby Scot at the bar of the Golden Tulip hotel, down the road from Old Trafford, after an England game. He was giving it the big 'un about how great Scotland was and how everything English is shite.

Given the reputation of England fans, you might think he was engaging in a very dangerous pastime. He was either ignored or treated like the kind of person you find shouting at pigeons in a town centre.

I don't have anything against Scots, my mother is Scottish.
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There is not much worse than a mouthy Scot.

I had to laugh at the Steelers-Vikings game at Wembley when a Scot walked pasted singing "Deep fried your goal posts" as though anyone in the stadium actually cared about what happened at a Home International some 30 years ago.

I found another gobby Scot at the bar of the Golden Tulip hotel, down the road from Old Trafford, after an England game. He was giving it the big 'un about how great Scotland was and how everything English is shite.

Given the reputation of England fans, you might think he was engaging in a very dangerous pastime. He was either ignored or treated like the kind of person you find shouting at pigeons in a town centre.

I don't have anything against Scots, my mother is Scottish.
If it's not Scottish, it's CRAP!
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As a NoVa citizen, I can tell you southeast DC is SHIT.
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Baltimore: “Considered a dangerous city except downtown. Stay away from football players brandishing knives. There is no penalty for murder in the City of Baltimore."
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