New York, United States
My opinion is different. Most modern cities like New York also have a very high crime rate. There are also criminal gangs and drugs prevalent in the narrow streets. No body issues any warning to travel New York. There is no warning for Tel Aviv where Palestinians and Israelis are always fighting each other. Most of the times, these innocent third world countries are a favorite target of warning. I traveled Nigeria last year and believe me people there are very friendly and helpful. about 8 years ago
Yes it is a long journey from Lagos to Australia. Last year, I had to travel from London to Lagos and then from Lagos to Sydney. Usually I get my tickets from reliancetravels (dot co dot uk) but this time I had changed my travel agency. From London to Lagos, My seat was near toilet and I could not sleep throughout the journey because I was feeling as if I were sitting on a pavement. My advice to you is whenever you travel from or to Lagos, book your seats through a reliable resource otherwise, you might by ripped. about 8 years ago
Considering the recent events involving muslim protests (stemming from the anti muslim video), is it considered safe to travel to Zanzibar?
I would say where ever you go, there are good as well as bad guys. All you have to do is stay away from the bad guys and make friends with the good guys. In your case, I guess you will be hosted by the locals. Usually, locals are ought to protect their guests in most tribes of the world. It is a matter honor to protect a guest no matter who he is. Osama is the most vivid example whom the local tribes could never ask to leave as he had taken asylum before the world could contact those tribes. about 8 years ago