I was to be one of these tourists in the next few weeks until I cancelled due to upcoming violence, even massive violence.
As much as I loved the retelling of her trip and would love to see all the things she saw (with an excellent tour guide I might add)...that part of the world is pretty iffy.
I wonder if the tours reschedule when something like this happens. Probably not.
You most likely made a good choice in cancelling. Now, back when I was ten feet tall and bullet proof and could run like the wind...I wouldn’t think twice. :)