Travelers are panicking — we’re flying to Thailand in X days; should we still push through?
Though I can’t answer that question with certainty, reading these blogs will give you an idea on what’s happening in Thailand:
This blog has been created to post updates about the Thailand coup. Talk about fast.
[Edit] As fast as this blog was created was its sudden demise. It was shut down less than 24 hours of its birth. I wonder why.
From what I’ve read in the blogs:
- Foreign news channels are not being aired anymore
- The mobile network and possibly the Internet connection might be shut down
- Any form of transportation may be prohibited
- September 20 has been declared as a government and bank holiday
- The Thai Stock Exchange won’t be opening for trade on Wednesday
- There’s a curfew, but doesn’t seem to be enforced
- It’s pretty peaceful in Bangkok right now (though there were a couple of bombings the other day [or was it yesterday? I lost track] in Hat Yai [Southern Thailand]
- The airport is still open. Scheduled flights on the 28th out of the Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok’s newest, are still on.
So should you still push through with your plans to go to Thailand? My advice is, stay tuned to the news. Read these blogs, as they’re mostly first-hand accounts of what’s happening in the country (you know, not overhyped newscast). If you think it’s safe enough (what an experience to boast about in the years to come!), then by all means go. Just be very careful though.