Songkran and Riots April 13th 2009 Songkran and Riots Monday 13th April 2009
“Anarchy reigned in parts of Bangkok this morning following the Thai military's pre-dawn raid on anti-government protesters who had blockaded parts of the city.
(The Times news report)
Where we are there is, thankfully, no evidence of rioting, only of people celebrating the New Year, Songkran. Here people are throwing water; elsewhere some a ... read more
Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok A unified Thai kingdom was established in the mid-14th century. Known as Siam until 1939, Thailand is the only Southeast Asian country never to have been taken over by a European power. A bloodless revolution in 1932 led to a constitutional monarchy.... ... read more
Since our RTW trip 2008/2009 we have travelled mostly around Spain (see our other blog "IberianPikeys" ) and the UK (three months around England and Scotland) as well as a Mediterranean cruise and some smaller trips to Spanish cities, like Madrid and Seville, a holiday in Majorca and camping in the Pyrenees. We are now planning a six month trip from the end of October 2014 until the beginning of May 2015 to South America. We plan to visit 8 countries, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay and Brazil.
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