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Paul
post Mar 10 2010, 10:18 PM
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In the next few days - a week there is likely to be political protests in Bangkok and there is every chance that some violence will occur.

Here is a map of areas to avoid: http://www.thaivisa.com/forum/Map-Bangkok-...ke-t346351.html

If you are on your way to the airport this coming week - leave early. There is likely to be traffic problems that may slow you down, and then also extra security at the airport that could slow down checking in.

The two main political groups are represented by the colours yellow and red. Although as a tourist everyone knows you are not part of the political issues, maybe it is best to avoid wearing these colours in Bangkok in case you are mistakenly seen as a "troublemaker".

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post Mar 11 2010, 05:06 AM
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Here's an easier to read map:

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post Mar 11 2010, 07:23 AM
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QUOTE(curt1591 @ Mar 11 2010, 05:06 AM) *

Here's an easier to read map:

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That is a much better map
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post Mar 12 2010, 05:09 PM
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Hi

Im flying out to Bangkok on 16th April! Do you think this could cause any problems with me being able to get there? I been advised that you get a visa on arrival however i have heard when there is politcal protests they sometimes turn people away?

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The protests have been calm thus far. Sunday is the next big rally.

As a citizen of the UK, I believe you are eligible for 30 days entry "without visa". Just don't wear a bright red shirt or carry a megaphone, and you should clear immigration without incident.

Oh, and don't wear that Spain travel outfit off the plane. punk.gif


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