posted on Nov, 29 2008 @ 07:14 AM
It is amazing to me that this situation is happening in Thailand.
I was there in May for over one month. The people were so friendly and I loved Bangkok. I went to Thailand to have surgery (uninsured) at what is
considered the "Best Hospital" - Bumrungrad - in the world.
Just for your information - surgery that I needed would have cost about $60,000 here in the U.S. and I paid $6000 in Thailand, for the best medical
care I have ever had.
I know the day I was leaving, I read that the people were very upset with the Prime Minister, due to something he said about their King.
The Thai's love their King, his picture is on their money, and you have to treat that with respect (not crunch it up or anything), otherwise they feel
you are being disrespectful to their King.
I think the whole situation is very sad, it seemed like a very stable country and there was no tension in the air.
It seems there has to be a lot more going on than the media is letting on, because the people were not combative nor did the country seem to be on the
verge of chaos.
It seems like the King would get involved in the situation going on and do what he could to get Thailand back on stable ground.
I am glad I went there when I did, but I really hope the situation there gets cleared up soon. Once it is cleared up, I encourage anyone who needs
medical care and not insured to look at going to Bangkok to get their care, it really is a wonderful place.
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