You are braver than me TBR, I wouldn't have gone over that quickly.
Definitely not brave, Scoop, younger and more stupid I think. Trip was booked and in our minds it was a *smile* you to the terrorists and if we cancelled they would be winning.
It was a very eerie place though and not much fun. Funnily enough I was there in 2020 when Covid struck and the last few days before flying home were very reminiscent of it in terms of the deserted streets and worry from the locals about their future.