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
We spent just over three months on our last South American trip, from the end of October 2014 until the beginning of February 2015. After crossing the Atlantic by ship, visiting Madeira and a couple of Caribbean islands on the way, we spent a week in the Florida Keys, before heading down to Ecuador. We visited seven countries, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, the Falkland Islands and Uruguay. We are now returning to spend two months in Brazil, from 16th May until 12th July 2015. As before, Viv will be the author and John will be the photographer. We do hope that many of our friends an... full info