Monday, January 13, 2014

Bangkok Shutdown

Day 1 of the "Bangkok Shutdown" is coming to a close.  Tens if not hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bangkok closing many major intersections.  If you needed to get to any the occupied areas today you were plain out of luck.  The pictures below came from twitter and show a number of the protest sites.

Our condo is close enough to the Lumpini and Asok protest sites that we can hear the whistle blowing protesters, but the protests did not block access to our condo.  Mary stayed home today with no school (although she does still have school scheduled tomorrow).  I had no problem traveling back and forth to work and even made record fast time coming home this evening.  It seems the threat of terrible traffic was enough to keep most folks off the roads today.  The picture below was the view from our condo at 5PM tonight.  Not your typical Bangkok rush hour.

This could last anywhere from a few days to a few months.  We'll keep you updated as things progress.

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