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Show Of Hands October 20th, 2013 12:57am

Would you rather go on a two week Mediterranean cruise, or a two week African safari?

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IIIpercenter Kansas
10/23/13 12:49 pm

Screw a safari. I've heard Syria is the best place to currently visit in Africa

Soz520 Belle Mead
10/23/13 10:24 am

Depends will the captain flee if the boat accidentally flips over?

Switchback Ohio
10/22/13 2:35 pm

I don't like cruises, but compared to a safari... [shudders]

theNobamist Silicon Valley
10/21/13 2:22 pm

Just saw "Captain Phillips". Africa can go to hell.

10/21/13 3:52 am

Done both... In military... Safari is something I would like to do for fun. Med cruise would be a lot if shopping.

10/20/13 6:52 pm

I've done both and the safari was simply amazing, and for me a more enriching experience. Tanzania is a safe place. The people are warm and welcoming. No need to be afraid. The loins were my highlight. Amazingly beautiful creatures.

debob texas
10/20/13 6:39 pm

You couldn't pay me to go Africa. I am terrified by wild animals.

10/20/13 4:37 pm

Cruising for sure going on my fourth cruise in feb.

10/20/13 4:13 pm

I've been on both and it's not even close. African Safari!

10/20/13 8:09 pm

- 46 kinds of animals in 3 days
- Watched lions track antelope from porch
- Leopards drag prey into tree
- Monkeys/baboons & elephant IN lodge
- Friendly, well dressed, polite people. Felt completely safe.
- Micro lite flight over Victoria Falls

10/20/13 11:59 am

I'll pass on the aids, Mediterranean cruise here I come (just don't get to close to the coast ;-)

jtill Alexandria, va
10/20/13 5:27 pm

Um, do you tend to sleep with random people or do a lot of hard drugs on vacation? If not, I wouldn't worry about HIV.

lmurder MDK
10/20/13 8:53 am

Safari. Cruises break down or wreck a majority of the time and the cruise line dicks you out of compensation. If you die on a cruise you're eligible to get 15k. Die on a plane you get 2 million plus.

Yoko318 Utah
10/20/13 8:36 am

So long as there's a stop in Italy.

ChubbyWombat The Shire
10/20/13 8:22 am

A safari's an adventure. I'd rather that than a boring old vacation.

dogsaver new Jersey
10/20/13 7:17 am

Neither. Don't like cruises and Africa has no appeal, what so ever! Now if you said Africa on a poacher hunt, I might be interested! I might be fun to see how many poachers I could bag.

fixitlater My Life
10/20/13 7:05 am

I hope to never go overseas again.

fixitlater My Life
10/20/13 2:01 pm

5 years there. One year deployed 4 stationed.

TheChoznOne Fort Leonard Wood,MO
10/20/13 6:29 am

Been to Africa for work never will go there again

getupbaby South City
10/20/13 6:25 am

I can see how some people might want to go to Africa, but I'm to sceerd...

10/20/13 6:15 am

Hate cruises, but love the med

hvp828 Carolina girl
10/20/13 6:14 am

I only picked the safari because I've already been to the Mediterranean twice (absolutely stunning) & I've always wanted to go on a safari.

julzrulz ohio
10/20/13 6:00 am

Chose safari, but really would not want to do either.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
10/20/13 6:00 am

There's an award given for great African leadership. It's been claimed like once in the last six years. It's an ANNUAL award.

I wish I was making this up

10/20/13 10:38 am

Obama didn't win it???

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
10/20/13 5:42 am

Africa, Mexico, Middle East....I'll visit these places when they exit the Stone Age

10/20/13 6:25 am

obviously you have never been there...

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
10/20/13 6:30 am

What gave it away? Was it my post that implied I hadn't? Did that give it away?

Also there are things called cameras. We can use them to see what other places are like. Amazing technology.

10/20/13 6:54 am

I recommend trying to use one...

cathyro Long Beach,Ca
10/20/13 5:13 am

A safari with some white water rafting on the Zambezi is my dream vacation. I hope to take it before I get too old to be able to do it!!!!

10/20/13 4:43 am

Always wanted to go on a picture safari, but always wanted to see Greece. I'd take either of them offered.

centexken Republic of Texas
10/20/13 3:46 am

I picked the cruise. Actually I want neither.

10/20/13 2:31 am

Between the wars, diseases, revolutions, & terrorists/pirates around Africa I would take the cruise. I'd like to see Africa someday but it scares me. plus the mediterranean sounds awesome and I love cruises.

10/20/13 2:32 am

This is all assuming the cruise line is NOT Carnival! If the its a Carnival cruise I'll do Africa instead of being stuck at sea when another of their clunker ships breaks down. Lol

jtill Alexandria, va
10/20/13 5:28 am

I've lived in several African countries, they are as safe as the US. There are the dangerous places you don't go to, just like the US. But there are plenty if safe amazing places to visit.

10/20/13 1:19 am

Safari on the condition that it's a hunting safari. Dangerous game hunting would be quite a rush, and also a good excuse to use ridiculously powerful rifles. .458 Magnum, baby!

anakudo Los angeles
10/20/13 12:55 am

Honestly going to Africa to support the preservation of animals for the sake of seeing them in the wild is alright to me.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
10/19/13 11:22 pm

I think a safari adventure is more fun than being stuck on a boat.

CoffeeNow Powderpuff Leftist
10/20/13 5:57 am

"Stuck on a boat"

Never been on a cruise I take it. This is the part where you say you have anyway. Come on....

cbtraveler South Florida
10/19/13 10:38 pm

Been there, done that awesome Med cruise several times & several itineraries. Bring on the African continent! Can't wait!

lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
10/19/13 10:18 pm

The correct answer was the cruise.

Brandon1995 San Francisco
10/19/13 11:16 pm

Completely your opinion.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/19/13 9:39 pm

Honestly those are two vacations I wouldn't want. I'd hate being stuck on a boat and I really have no interest getting malaria in the middle of no where Africa. European road trip, sure that sounds cool.

Yoko318 Utah
10/20/13 8:39 am

"Suck on a boat." You haven't got a clue what a cruise entails, do you?

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/20/13 8:48 am

I'd rather be on land and do things the things I want to do on my schedule.

PeppyHare Do a barrel roll
10/20/13 8:49 am

I'd rather do a driving tour of Europe.

stageman99 State of Jefferson.
10/19/13 9:33 pm

The Med is amazing and my first choice. But I realized that I might do that in my lifetime. An African Safari would be harder to afford or come by. So it's safari time!

Ty2j Time to stretch
10/19/13 9:16 pm

I also say cruise because I don't want malaria.

SmileyMoM Lab Rat Vampire
10/20/13 5:24 am

You prepare by getting all the shots.

jtill Alexandria, va
10/20/13 5:30 am

Not all of Africa has malaria. Just go where they don't have it.

Ty2j Time to stretch
10/19/13 9:15 pm

A cruise, as long as its not a Carnival cruise.

ajlorraine Illinois
10/19/13 9:12 pm

Both are pretty bad

wego Utah
10/19/13 9:09 pm

Either would be great! I'll take the safari though. Too cool!

snacks East Bumfart
10/19/13 9:00 pm

Cruises are for the same annoying people who go to Jimmy Buffet concerts!

Yoko318 Utah
10/20/13 8:40 am

"Wasted away again in Margaritaville..."

RazeSkynet Charlotte
10/19/13 8:56 pm

It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had oooo ooo!

lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
10/19/13 10:19 pm

I heard this singing in my head as I read

10/19/13 8:40 pm

Fortunate enough to have done both. Don't think I could choose a favorite.

kubu1218 Texas
10/19/13 8:34 pm

Better than a 2 week safari. Lived in Botswana for 13 months. Awesome experience.

kelsey498 Colorado
10/19/13 8:32 pm

Tough one! Both are on my bucket list.

glyiker America
10/19/13 8:23 pm

I would be scared to go to Africa.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
10/19/13 8:16 pm

I assume we can't shoot anything from the cruise? Safari. Definitely.

lectrik Silly gas guzzling Prius
10/19/13 10:20 pm

Ohio is a million times better than Africa! We have hospitals, water, and food here!

Brandon1995 San Francisco
10/19/13 11:14 pm

Africa doesn't have any hospitals or food at all??? Idiot

escapist xoxo
10/19/13 8:05 pm

Cruises are lame. I wanna go on an adventure!

tdyakker lost
10/19/13 7:58 pm

Been on a 5 day cruise n loved it. What worries me about a safari is the food. I'm just very picky. That and to me a safari is hunting. Extremely expensive and so hard to do it right. I know they have non-hunting safaris but that is a true safari.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/19/13 8:02 pm

Most people don't hunt when enjoying the wildlife. I have enjoyed many relaxing, fun and exciting trips in Africa. There you actually get to use your 4x4. Most hunters go to game farms for commercial hunting. They have some in Texas too.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/19/13 8:05 pm

Texas grown African animals, ready to hunt in a natural setting without customs issues for importing dead animal hides etc.

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/19/13 8:05 pm

Texas grown African animals, ready to hunt in a natural setting without customs issues for importing dead animal hides etc.

tdyakker lost
10/19/13 8:08 pm

While growing up a safari was always hunting. That's what it will always be for me. I've known several people who have gone on hunting safaris and that was their experience.$$$$ and hard to do right. The other is done daily at most any zoo

wetheslaves Live each moment fully
10/19/13 8:09 pm

I will say that it is different peeing in the wild, trying to stay close to your vehicle while others keep watch. Living on the edge can be really fun ;-)

tdyakker lost
10/19/13 8:17 pm

Sounds like it could be fun but I'm not getting any younger or peein any faster. Glad you've had the opportunity . Not many ever will.: )

Daniel17LU Virginia
10/19/13 7:51 pm

I've already been on a cruise, so I think a safari would be a fun change of pace... Just hope I don't get devoured by lions...