We didn't know it, but our hostel was right smack dab in the middle of the big protests in Bangkok. Literally. Walk out of the door of our hostel, and there they are. You might hear the news and media about the protests but don't believe everything you hear. I certainly won't after this experience.
Everyone was SO super friendly and welcoming. WAY more than the people in Korea. Sad. We arrived on Monday, January 13th, the day the resurgence of the protests began. The protests have been going on for several months, but Monday was THE big Bangkok Shutdown date.
It was so awesome to be right in the middle of history being made. Bridget and I never felt scared. It was truly wonderful, and I am so glad it turned out this way.
We got off at our subway stop, and this is what we saw when we looked down. Oh. My. Goodness.
This is our hostel. Yes, right there with the protests.
You literally walk right out from our hostel, and there were the protesters.