Would you imagine that people are already getting back into VACATION mode in Thailand? On the very same beaches that were hit a few days ago. Check
Killer waves, then a day on the beach
"IT seems almost impossible.
Just days after the tidal wave disaster, one of the devastated beaches was returning to normal yesterday.
On Sunday, Patong Beach was hit by a wall of water that swept into Phuket, claiming at least 120 lives.
Parasols, chairs, and other beach paraphernalia were swept to the top of the tree-lined beach, dragging helpless holidaymakers with them. It was at
this beach that six-month-old Melina Heppell, of Perth, disappeared from her father's arms when the huge wave struck
For some tourists yesterday, however, the tragedy was becoming a memory, albeit a vivid one, as they made the most of the weather and topped up their
Many in bathers and bikinis, some lounged on sunbeds and others took a dip in the water that had claimed so many lives a few days earlier..."
Man what is the world coming too? I mean, I understand that things need to return to normal, and some places didnt get hit as hard, but common!!! It
was like 4 days ago for pete's sake. Releif hasnt even reached everywhere yet but the new influx of turists has? SHEESH!!
On the flip side, some of these nations need the cash and cant wait for things to calm down, the economy is way to delicate.
[edit on 30-12-2004 by skippytjc]