Tag Archives: curfew

Freed From Freedom

Eighteen countries have issued advisories to Thailand warning against non-essential travel. The USA is one of them. My co-worker has a trip scheduled for later this month. Laara called this morning to ask my opinion on the situation. “There is a curfew in effect. 10pm to 7am. No political gatherings over five people. Censorship of […]

Thai Curfew

Since November 2013 armed skirmishes between Thailand’s two opposing political camps have resulted in at least twenty-eight deaths and hundreds of wounded Thais. Once Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra was forced from office by a court order the army chief, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha, had the army stepped into the power vacuum to prevent anarchy. Radios and […]

Crisis in Sex Tourism

My arrival in Bangkok coincided with the military crackdown on the anti-government protesters. M-16s versus firecrackers and slingshots. The death toll was close to 100and the wounded over a thousand. A nationwide curfew closed the bars of Patpong, Nana Plaza, and Soi Cowboy. Walking Street in Pattaya was dead. Only the Full Moon Bar in […]