April 20, 2009
Upheaval in Bangkok
The country seemed to be in turmoil in our absence from Bangkok a few weeks ago. The reports weren’t pretty and I’m glad we were not here when it happened, especially since we found out that there were some upheavals near where we live.
By now, it looks like everything has returned to normal. Yesterday seemed pretty quiet. Thailand is again successful in driving tourism away from the country with the occasional civil unrests since the airport seizure late last year. It almost seems like a big joke as these unrests will probably happen again in the future and will die down in a matter of days before some idiots will start the riot again. If they keep this up, rest assured that there’ll be no tourism dollars coming in and they are well on their way to economic slump, like the rest of the world.
As suspected, death toll from road accidents were also on the rise over the Songkran period last week. On our way to pick up the cats yesterday, we noticed a gaping hole on a bridge along Petchburi, indicating a fatal accident may have occurred. A scary sight.
Meantime, it’s looking like Bangkok is business as usual and is still a safe destination.