A War Breaks Out: Would You Stay or Go?

Many travellers and expats are faced with a tough decision when a war breaks out in their visiting country: stay or, if possible, fly home. Would would you do? Read what some of The Weekly Wanderer‘s readers and writers had to say.

Expats and travellers speak out on tough decisions.

Many travellers and expats are faced with a tough decision when a war breaks out in their visiting country: stay or, if possible, fly home. Would would you do? Read what some of The Weekly Wanderer‘s readers and writers had to say.

SOUTH KOREA
“If I were still in Seoul when war broke out, I’d stay until it was over or safe to travel. I know it sounds crazy, but I’d feel safer in my little town of Gaebong than I would at the airport or in the air. There are soldiers–Korean and American–all over the streets of Seoul and, to be honest, I feel very intimidated when I walk by those Korean military men. In the case of a bombing, Gaebong is 45 minutes from downtown Seoul, so I think I’d be out of harm’s way as Gaebong is off-target.” — Karli Vezina

TAIWAN
“For me, this would be a hard decision; however, if war broke out between Taiwan and China, I think I’d find a way to ship myself back home to Canada. While I love Taiwan, I don’t want to die for someone else’s war.” — Phill Feltham

CHINA vs. TAIWAN
“I’m on the winning side of the war–here in China. I would stay.” — Alain Chartrand

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