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Travel and Security Warnings for week of 25 to 31 December 2016


Christmas Day Greetings from Limassol, Cyprus! 

Numerous PT's are travelling across the world during this festive period and as such, with so many gatherings of people for celebrations and the like, the security risk has been notably heightened, especially in major western cities. 

Fellow travellers take special care wherever you are and take a few moments to go through the below Travel and Security warnings for the week ahead 25 December to  31 December with your best interests in mind...

Asia: Several countries tighten security ahead of Christmas, New Year’s Eve  Several countries are on high alert following foiled attacks in Indonesia. Jakarta local news reported raids and arrests of suspected militants who were planning to carry out attacks during the festive season. Indonesia plans to deploy 155,000 police and military personnel and increase security at churches, entertainment venues and public gatherings during Christmas and New Year holidays after police fo…

The nightmare security scenario of multiple checks at airports in India

I recently attended an awe-inspiring, colorful Indian Wedding in Puri India, which was hosted by a close colleague at work for his delightful daughter bride. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience and as the only full blooded westerners (apart from Mike) attending the 4 day cultural marathon, my family (wife and 5 year old son) and I felt blessed to be part of it.

We faced some interesting experiences on our journey to Puri, which included an Air India flight from Dubai-Delhi-BBI return. Overall our Air India experience was a pleasant one, especially on the Dreamliner except from Dubai to Delhi, however the local leg was served by an old plane that for all intense and purposes should have been retired with broken seats and arms hanging off. The staff were well trained and pleasant, however and even for a short journey the food was plentiful, although not always edible for the western palate.

One of the most bizarre happenings we as a family witnessed was the vast number of se…