Now I just cannot go back

ROCKHAMPTON Bali bombing survivor Aaron Rossow had planned to return to Indonesia this week for a memorial of the 2002 attacks.

He had even planned to stay and dine in the same areas that were bombed at the weekend.

But after a second attack, Mr Rossow has vowed never to return to Bali.

"I'm never going back there. Going over there is not worth it now,'' he said.

Mr Rossow had planned to fly out on Thursday for 10 days with his girlfriend Lisa Guinane, but the pair have since cancelled their flights.

"It's not Bali anymore. It was the last nail in the woodworks for us. Bugger it, we're not going back.''

Mr Rossow said he couldn't believe terrorists had struck Bali twice.

"It's hard to comprehend. I can't believe it happened again.

"The first thing I thought was shock and you've got to be kidding me.''

Mr Rossow said he tries not to dwell on the 2002 attacks, in which he was injured when the Sari Nightclub was rocked by bomb blasts ? killing 202 people including 88 Australians.

"I've learnt from the last one that it (terrorism) just happens. There's nothing I can do about it.''

Mr Rossow for the first time urged Australians to heed the official warning and not to travel to Bali. "This just shows how unpredictable they (terrorists) are.



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