The Thai situation

The current security situation in Bangkok is troubling, with the blockades, protests, shootings and now grenade attacks. I checked the government Smartraveller website and they advised that the major protester location is not too far from the hotel we booked for our upcoming trip.

It’s still a month before our holiday, but with at least three factions involved (the Redshirts, the Yellow/Multicoloured shirts and the army) my gut feeling is that the situation will not quickly be resolved.

I guess that we could reroute our trip via Singapore, although availability on the Singapore to Hong Kong leg looks poor and indeed the only available Cathay Pacific economy seats are via Bangkok anyway! Just staying at the Bangkok airport hotel is another, rather unattractive, possibility, so long as it is not blockaded again. Last time that happened it cost the country dearly and it is difficult to imagine that the government would be happy for it to occur again. I read on the BBC website that many Britons are currently camped out at Suvarnabhumi airport, still delayed by the havoc of Iceland’s volcano.

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