Is it dangerous to travel in Paris?
Due to the recents attacks in Paris, a lot of people cancelled their trip in Paris because they wonder if it’s safe to go there. it’s not just they wonder, they fear. As the attacked happened in my street, rue de Charonne, I was shocked too, and very worried at that time. i started to call all my friends and family to know if they are safe. Several friends living in my street didn’t answer my calls and message so it was very stressful. Finally everybody was safe, thank god. But life is definitly different. Something changed. And the next morning, every single shop was close in the district. No people in the street. The atmsmosphere was strange. A few days later, people start to live again, but many questions stays in our minds. Violence we just see on tv or in theaters just happened next door.
My family, who is not living in Paris, told me not to stay there. My friends, all around the world, ask me if Paris is safe, if i’m ok.etc.. Why Paris is safer now than before the attacks? Actually, Paris is maybe safer than before the attacks.
- First the reinforcement of military forces and police in Paris (l’Etat d’urgence). Yes because it happened already, everybody is aware and more ready than before.
- The black swan just happened. As you know, this kind of attack is not normal, and although it’s not predictible, it doesn’t happen everyday.
- The statistics are on your side. It means that: You are 1,904 times more likely to die from a car accident than from a terrorist attack. You are 35,079 times more likely to die from heart disease than from a terrorist attack. You are 33,842 times more likely to die from cancer than from a terrorist attack. These statistics doesn’t include home accidents, falls…
That’s why, rather that fear terrorist attacks, it’s a good opportunity to benefit cheap prices for accommodations in Paris! And at the same time, it’s a way to say to the terrorists:
“Get Lost! I’m not afraid, you’ll never win!”]]>