The Clips and Trips blog was put together in preparation for our leaving the U.S. on an indefinite world travel adventure which started around August of 2009 and returned us home in December of 2012. If you want to see where it all began, read our mission statement from before we left.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Boat Ride along the Chao Phraya River (and red shirt rally), Bangkok, Thailand

The Chao Phraya
We took a public river bus along the Chao Phraya as an economical river cruise -- price: 13 BT (38 cents). We got off at the N13 stop and walked around toward the Kao San Road area, which was where young tourists hang out. Everything was overpriced and westernized so we continued on wandering around and ran across a red shirt ralley (see video below).


































































































The Red Shirts Are Coming!
We stumbled apon a red shirt rally. Tons of people pouring out of tour busses and just hanging out trying to find their friends, or slowly walking along the sidewalk. They weren't threatening or angry, just being there. Being a presence as participants was enough to express their political opinion.


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2 comments:

  1. so I'm obviously completely uneducated on the 'political' climate of thailand... what do the red shirts want and what are they protesting?
    Everything looks beautiful and interesting - but you are SO much more adventurous than I am when it comes to the food! Ugh! - Michele

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  2. How cool is this to see a video on your blog! They're making a pretty calm political statement.
    Mom

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