Thailand has once again been the victim of sensationalist foreign journalism and this is evidenced by the foreign news coverage last week. Top of the sensationalist list was CNN, with leading headlines along the lines of Bangkok Comes to a Complete Halt.... Nothing could have been much further from the truth, as the majority of local Bangkokians went about their business, pretty much indifferent to the fiasco in and around Government House.
Things in the capital have more or less returned to normal and foreign travellers won't even realize there is anything going on in regards to protestors, that is unless, they venture to government house. And talking about that place, there are even a couple of stalls there now, knocking out souvenir t-shirts to tourists.
All the airports are now operating as normal and, besides a few routes in the deep south, all trains are up and running as usual. Thailand's bus services have been completely unaffected by any disturbance.
As before, you'll feel safer walking the streets of the Bangkok than most other capital cities west of Moscow.
[ Edit: Edited on Sep 7, 2008, at 11:48 PM by frank_bkk ]