kevin trieu wrote:The warnings were the same last year and I went anyway. It was fine.
Same as every time I've been in the area.
Both in terms of warnings and safety.
Some nation's travel advisories have different standards than others. Don't believe everything they say.
Contact the local agencies instead and let them evaluate the situation. The serious ones will give you the true picture. One of the times I went there the media was full of "scary stories" about the Caucacus, but a local guy I talked to just laughed and said:
"Well, yes. There was a shoot out some days ago and two people were killed, but that's about x-hundred (can't remember the exact distance) kilometers away, very close to the border of Chechnya. It's always like that. If something happens anywhere in the Caucasus, it's all of a sudden all