Thursday 27 November 2008

27th November, 2008

Today's weather;

It's cloudy and a small drizzle is coming down, really small though, at the moment. Current temp is around 25C.

Yesterday saw torrential rain in the morning until around noon and after that it stopped all day with raining with even some bleak sunshine coming through.

My parents made it eventually to Bangkok after being diverted to Chiang Mai. They had to wait a dew hours there and arrived in a Bangkok hotel around 11 pm. They're waiting now to continue to travel on to Samui.

Not surprisingly Thailand has been put on world travel warning list by many countries.

A Civil Court orders protesters to leave Suvarnabhumi Airport immediately and also not surprisingly PM condemns seizing of airport as illegal and threat to democracy.

When our window to world was shut; PAD supporter gives first-hand account of airport seizure.

Anupong, man in the middle, holds the trump card and Democrat Party leader Abhisit Vejjajiva yesterday offered himself as a mediator to broker peace talks between the government and the People's Alliance for Democracy.



Anonymous said...

Your blog is a breath of fresh air as the bbc and the embassy have no uptodate guidance, as usual.. there is no english tv except one incomprehensible thai channel and no english radio. Thai airways and the airport sites dont function so news is scarce. Phoning the airlines is not an option as they dont answer.
Do you have a good thai travel news link? or phone number?

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Patric,

Thanks for the thumbs up!

News is very scarce, as you said Thai Airways phones aren't answered but I did get through to their website, but I don't have a log in for that!
Unfortunately I don't have any good Thai travel service info.

Anonymous said...

Hey there Camille
My wife and I read your blog. We've been to Samui a couple of times and love it there. This time we're coming with our boys (7 & 5) We're scheduled to come on Dec 10th. we are hopefully flying into Bangkok on Dec 6th.
We had planned to head into the city for a few days, but will probobly come straight to Samui.
How do you think things will be down there. To be honest, we'd rather not cancel our trip.

Camille Lemmens said...

Hi Tom,

Thanks for your enquiry! The date of arrival should be fine with respect to the weather, what we need to wait for is how the internal Thai or Bangkok situation will develop.

Tomorrow will tell us a lot more about the immediate direction Thailand is heading for.