27/10/2011 – Thai Travel News advises travelers to postpone any non-essential travel to Bangkok at the present time. The current situation is highly unpredictable, and while we perceive no threat to our personal safety, the current situation could pose serious inconvenience to the holiday traveler. Travelers with non-refundable tickets should consider alternative destinations in Thailand, such as Pattaya or Hua Hin, while others should wait until after the situation is resolved.
Philippines is a bit fortunate, I may say, if I would compare the flood situation in Thailand. I don't have much idea on how severe was the damage and problem caused by Typhoon Pedring on some provinces of Bulacan which I heard were severely affected. But the fact that it was Thailand's flood situation that's always being shown on CNN news report almost everyday made me think that they are having worse situation than the Philippines. Probably because, the flooding was concentrated on the capital city, Bangkok, which is the center of commerce, industry and tourism. Seeing the photos being circulated on the internet and video footages shown on CNN made me feel equally devastated. Though it is not my own country, I still sympathize with the people worrying about their condition, safety and the kind of future waiting for them with this current situation that they are in. This situation is believed to continue for another month or maybe more.
Just feel sad to know that a once booming Bangkok which is cited as the shopping capital of the world is now on the reversed situation....dull and lifeless! In fact, I was planning to visit Bangkok with my family next summer. But with the current situation, it may be long before Bangkok can be restored to how it used to be.
Sometimes, when I am watching the news around the world at CNN, I feel scared as there are a number of worst scenarios happening everywhere. Floods, earth quake, tsunami, civil war, rebel attacks to name a few.
All these made me ask, "Where do we go from here?"