Tuesday, November 25, 2008

And The Drama Rolls On....

A political drama has been going on here in Thailand pretty much since I came 3 months ago. There's been daily fighting with a couple of people being killed and many more being injured. Pretty much the protesters have taken over the Government House in downtown Bangkok, so the government "relocated" to the old international airport, about 15 minutes from my house. Well in reading the news this afternoon, this headline caught my attention:

Thai government refuses to disclose its location

If it wasn't so serious, it would be comical! This is the ultimate high of that childhood game of hide-and-seek. "Where did the government go???" and "Come and find me!" normally aren't the things you hear about when talking about a country!

Updated to add:

I just read the news for this morning and apparently protesters swarmed the main international airport yesterday, causing delays.

To quote the article, "Suvarnabhumi [the international airport] is the world's 18th largest airport in passenger traffic, handling over 40 million passengers in 2007." Thankfully the big group of 20 people we had here last week flew out early Saturday morning and made it safely back to the states. Praise the Lord!

No comments: