Political unrest in Thailand… Honeymoon

posted 3 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Bumble bee
  • 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 # 5
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Newbee
  • 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
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Newbee

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.

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