We ran down the political background of the current crisis during our last Bangkok travel advisory, so there's no need to muddle through the whole rural/urban Shinawatra/Vejjajiva thing again. Suffice to say that tourists who are in Bangkok should be leaving, though not by fleeing to the countryside. The city's surrounding provinces are also in the midst of mass riots, with 52 people killed and 400 wounded across the country last week. Predictions of a long-term guerrilla war are now in the air, and that obviously won't be limited to the cities either. All of which is to say, don't plan a vacation there any time soon.
Back to Greece very quickly, they've got another general strike scheduled for today. Public transportation inside the country will be functionally nonexistent, while outside the country neighbors like Bulgaria have basically given up on cross-border transportation for the day. So it's probably not the best day to be a tourist in central Athens. But it's still orders of magnitude better than being anywhere near Bangkok.
[Photo: Takeaway, Wiki Commons]
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