Post # 1
DH are all set to go in our 2-week honeymoon in Thailand in a few weeks. We have been looking forward to it since our wedding in October.
There’s lots of news about political unrest and now a military takeover I believe in Bangkok. Apparently they are enforcing a curfew and they are blocking a lot of internet sites.
I’m scared that things will not get better and we will have to cancel the honeymoon. 🙁 🙁 🙁 DH works for the government and has a security clearance so they could tell him at anytime that he is no longer allowed to go. 🙁 🙁
(and I don’t mean to be selfish or insensitive to what’s going on in Thailand and how it’s affecting the people there, I am just really excited to visit and am disappointed that it might not happen).
Post # 2
hollyberry4: I don’t know a TON but my little brother is there with the Navy in port at Pattaya. They are not allowed to take shore leave while there as the situation seems to be escalating. He’s not allowed to share much more with me. I hope your honeymoon works out.
Post # 3
- Wedding: June 2014 - San Francisco, CA
I have an overseas work training trip in Bangkok in August; right now, things are stable enough that the US isn’t telling visitors not to go. Unless things get DRASTICALLY worse in the next couple of days, you’ll be fine.
Post # 4
Thanks bees I hope you are right!
Post # 5
- Wedding: Orlando Science Center
Where in Thailand are you going?
From what the State Department says about the situation (http://travel.state.gov/content/passports/english/alertswarnings/thailand-travel-alert.html), it is more of an issue in urban areas like Bangkok. It seems like most of the issue stems from the possibility of protests turning violent, and so far there has not appeared to be any aggression directed toward foreign visitors, but again that could change.
If you are going to be outside the urban areas where the protests would be taking place, I doubt you’ll encounter too much difference than you would otherwise. But in Bangkok you’ll probably face lots of traffic and congestion and want to stay away from demonstration areas – but it is an Alert, not a Warning (at this point)
Either way, be careful
Post # 6
My mom is there now. She said there are lots of military in the streets. But they are there to ensure people don’t gather and protest like they have been before. There is a curfew of 1 am. She said Bangkok is unstable but she feels safe in Chang Mai.