To travel or not to travel to Thailand

People email me to ask if they should cancel their trip to Thailand. Wow, makes me feel very important. lol
I know some countries (e.g. Australia) are not encouraging their people to travel to Thailand… Travellers are insecure and worried. I totally understand. Who wants to travel to a country which just had a coup. So far there has been no bloodshed. I don’t have ability to predict if it will stay like that or not. Thai people want democracy and to live a peaceful life. ( who doesn’t)
It might be wise not to go to the southern provinces, like Yala, Hat Yai and Songkhla because of the ”unrest”. (insurgents, terrorist attacks whatever you choose to call them, But that doesn’t have anything to do with the coup )
In Chiang Mai, there are more soldiers around, less freedom of speech and many questions of
who will get elected,  what happens if
the majority doesn’t like the person the military has put in place to
be PM.. etc etc

For me, a little expat mother, life goes on as usual. School, sick children, shopping, answering emails, homework, cooking and lack of time to go to get a new haircut :-)

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6 Responses to To travel or not to travel to Thailand

  1. Elemmaciltur says:

    Well, let’s just hope that everything well turn out for the better this time. ;-)

  2. christina says:

    In Germany they’re letting people change their travel itineraries if they want to, but there doesn’t seem to be any explicit warning not to go.

  3. KorBua says:

    I say “travel to Thailand” and save the country from the economic recession… :P… hehehe… Thailand is quite a peaceful country. Nothing bad will happen during their time here for sure! (I hope)…

  4. Richard says:

    Be well, strong and kep making haircut appointments and living your life … the politics will sort itself out.

  5. J says:

    I get asked all the time if I’m going to cancel my trip or if I think it’ll be safe in Thailand this winter. I’ve never even considered cancelling it, after all when else will I have an opportunity to get photos of tanks in Bangkok?

  6. Lillian says:

    J: the tanks and military are back doing what they usually do. Sorry to disappoint you…
    Stefanie: seems like this topic keeps coming up. Right now its not something I’m thinking about… but I hope you find some people to discuss with.

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