Published: October 7th 2008October 7th 2008
Family and friends,
As some of you turn on your evening news tonight, you may see news reports of civil unrest from Bangkok and begin to freak out because you read our last update that said we were heading to Bangkok.
First and foremost--WE ARE SAFE and SOUND.
The news reports will reflect that thousands of demonstrators are blocking access to the Parliment building here in Bangkok. These demonstrators are from the People's Alliance for Democracy (PAD).
Right now, we are one block off of Khao San Road which is located about 2KM from the Parliment building.
In a couple of hours we will be heading to the train station to board an overnight bus to Chiang Mai. This is a 9 hour bus ride so we will be far from the craziness. We actually planned this trip, so we are not running from anything.
Rest assured we are safe and we will check the situation out before we depart from Chiang Mai.
We know many of you are very concerned about our safety and we appreciate it, but please understand that we will not venture into harm's way.
We will keep everyone posted when we can.
We have been here for 4 days now and have had a great and exciting time--Don't let the media make you think the whole country or city is in a state of chaos.