Thanks for the info. While I do trust (somewhat) the State Dept sites (I spent over 10 years with overseas embassies and they do sometimes have a hidden agenda in their postings) I am always leery of other sources. That's only because over the years I have been burned by somewhat loose info. You will also find that this board is very positive and all comments are accepted. Well, within some loosely defined guidelines :-) I guess we just have to be always vigilent of our surroundings when we travel.. Again, thanks for the info.