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Siam, I said... This Buddhist kingdom remains a stunning destination, from the hurly-burly of Bangkok to its Golden Triangle to its voluptuous beaches.

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My life's a trip: bucket-list Thailand

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Comment by Jose Balido on August 18, 2010 at 2:51pm
Hi Simon & Baker & Ed, I re-loaded the video, as you see below. I can see it in Firefox and Internet Explorer. Safari for some reason doesn't allow you to view this video. A question for Steve Jobs?
Comment by Jose Balido on August 18, 2010 at 2:32pm
Comment by Simon & Baker Travel Review on August 18, 2010 at 10:34am
Hi Ed, We tried to watch the video on Safari and Firefox and get error messages. Elena
Comment by Ed Wetschler on August 18, 2010 at 10:05am
Good question, Allie, and I don't know the answer. But maybe there's a connection here: Whereas the Israeli authorities came down hard on some troops who had posted a video on Youtube of themselves dancing, nationmultimedia.com quotes a Thai military commander who seems thrilled that his troops posted a dancing video on Youtube.
The differences between these two countries' reactions are huge. Could it be that, in the wake of all the problems Thailand has had this past year, the Thais are just very eager to humanize the image of their uniformed men?
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Comment by Allie McCoy on August 16, 2010 at 9:39am
This morning I heard about an American tourist who was murdered in Thailand. This was not Thailand's fault. The murderer was a man from Great Britain. I so enjoyed my visit to Thailand ten years ago: The people were extremely nice and gentle to this senior citizen from America, and I have been upset to see the capital city experiencing unrest of late. Will this incident, which was no fault of Thailand's, make Thailand look bad?
Comment by Jeff Pruett on July 26, 2010 at 1:05pm
If the government keeps it's promise to hold elections in November, I think there could be serious trouble. At this point, I don't think either side is willing to honor the outcome.
Comment by Simon & Baker Travel Review on July 26, 2010 at 12:21pm
It's worrisome. Does anyone on site now have any first hand input?
Comment by Ed Wetschler on July 26, 2010 at 12:14pm
from eTurboNews:

Bangkok explosion may derail the lifting of the State of Emergency but not tourism recovery

"As the situation seems to be widely normalised in Bangkok and the rest of Thailand, a bomb explosion last night in the city center reminds that the peace that prevails in the country might be only an illusion. The bomb exploded in a very symbolic area in front of Big C Department Store in Ratchadamri, opposite Central World Mall. The glitzy shopping center was partially destroyed by a fire last May following the Red Shirts occupation of the Ratchaprasong area.

"...The casualty is likely to jeopardize a quick lifting of the State of Emergency which was put in place during the Red Shirts demonstrations. "

What do you make of this?
Comment by Simon & Baker Travel Review on July 15, 2010 at 12:08pm
Hello Thailand group!

We're looking for luxury, ecotourism, spa and gourmet items for our teams to experience first hand in upcoming itineraries in Thailand. Group members, publicists feel free to post ideas here. Thank you!
Comment by Tripatini on July 7, 2010 at 6:11pm
New in the Tripatini blog: get the scoop on Thailand's latest -- and perhaps most unusual -- island resort, down on Koh Kood: Soneva Kiri.
 

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