War, carcinogens, and other addictions

My personal list of countries safe to visit has decreased lately, thanks to the escalating war in Sri Lanka, Bhutto’s assassination in Pakistan, and inter-tribal conflict in Kenya. I had hoped that the part of Kenya Sh. and I visited in 2006 would be spared, since it’s far from the capital and predominately Luo, but I hear things are dangerous there too, alas.

On a more optimistic note, as of today France makes my list of safe places to go.