Subject: Re: Indian Ocean disaster / Risk consideration
Happy New Year to one and all Ziners! May there be many wonderful travels to look forward to.

I agree with Frank. Though it is true that I assess risk factors when traveling, I do not let them rule where I am going. If I did, many exciting and worthy trips would not have been taken. After all, we are taking risks even when stepping out of the house.

When it comes to predicting or taking in consideration possibilities of natural disasters, they are so unpredictable that it is not worthy of even trying. Perhaps my judgement is colored by the fact that I lived in many a seismic area and though hit with minor and heavier earthquakes I have not let it scare me.

Lidia (in Los Angeles)