Bangkok Post: "Bangkok is burning."
Thailand used to be a nearly-untouched paradise in many ways. For globetrotting English teachers, the lure of the Orient combined with good salary and a compelling culture to lead many to Bangkok.
However, anyone thinking Thailand has not changed must at least pause at the current level of violence between political opponents in the capital.
The US State Department issued a travel waring along with a statement from the British Foreign Ministry advising against any non-essential travel to Bangkok, a stronger warning than from earlier in the week.
It is a shame that a once stable democracy is under severe stress and peaceful walks in the avenues of Bangkok have become a battle zone.
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