sounds so trivial in view of the bigger picture but, would you go to Thailand at the moment. Am due to be in Bkk and then Hua Hin at the weekend for 2 weeks. Just having a major 'wobble' today about whether I can possibly put my kids in ANY sort of known danger. Anyone has any feelings on this?
no seriously MABS you should come. As Lou said I live in Phuket and it's OK. Yes. The tsunami came and that was indescribable. Yes, there was another earthquake on monday and I was pretty scared that another tsunami might be on the way = but nothing happened.
Thailand is suffering enough at the moment without all the tourists cancelling their bookings!
Are you worried about a tsunami or an earthquake?
If you are worried about a tsunami when you are in Hua Hin, well HH is on the east coast - on the Gulf of Thailand side and so I would think it is pretty well protected. All of the damage from the previous tsunami was on the west coast. The east coast wasn't affected at all.
As for earthquakes well yes they do happen......and there is always some sort of a risk. I felt the one on Monday and the one on Boxing day. I have never, in my 8 years here, felt any others.
Please do come. Thailand is a beautiful country with beautiful people. This is the fourth year in a row that something has happened to affect tourism (Bali bombing, SARS, bird flu, tsunami).
If you want to CAT me please do. I'm not supposed to be using MN anymore because I'm studying for a Masters, but after the quake on Monday I sneaked in to post. I do lurk sometimes though <lurk lurk>