The last three days things have gotten a lot worse, but the reality remains that violent conflict is still very localized. I am concerned about the vitriol coming out of both sides and the potential for this to really spiral. I agree with Idream. Take a taxi and you should be fine.
The situation sounds really tense and it doesn't look like either side is about to give in. Reports suggest things will get worse before they get better. Definitely keep checking the news.
It is really tense. Even out where I live, where there is no violence on the streets, there is seething resentment right now against the government. The things people here are saying are not good. Very not good.
@travbug If it isn't going to cost the earth to switch your flight to BKK then that is what I'd do. Otherwise, as far as I know the shuttle buses between the two airports are still running, but I'd imagine they're taking a more scenic route to avoid any trouble spots.
@MADMAC Was out with a friend from Mukdahan last night per chance and he said pretty much the same as you -- yet it doesn't seem to be getting much traction in the press so far.
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Same here in Ubon, Madmac. We have had some symbolic demonstrations and tire burning but nothing major....yet. Have a friend in the city that took a picture of a guy with a pickup full of tires at the site just having a friendly chat with a policeman. So I think they could just run amuck should they choose to.
#9 neosho has been a member since 13/8/2008. Posts: 386
I would get a shuttle bus or a taxi,i recently did this trip and went along the toll roads its business as usual along these roads and with military security at every turn off/entrance.
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