I stumbled across this video shot in April 2009 that supposedly shows why Thailand is such a great place to visit even when there is political turmoil going on.
I was here when PAD shut down the airports and when friends and family frantically emailed asking if I was safe I told them I hadn’t even seen a single demonstrator. Everything was safe.
But isn’t it a tad bit desperate to shoot a video that showcases the political turmoil and basically says, “Hey, don’t pay attention to those crazy rioters . . . visit Thailand”? Or is it such a ringing endorsement when the one guy tells the interviewer that Thailand is better than Mexico? Is that going to be Thailand’s new sales pitch “Visit Thailand. At least it’s better than Mexico!”
Don’t get me wrong, I love Thailand. But instead of trying to convince people that they should still come despite the problems . . . why not fix the problems!!!!