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Bangkok Coup – 20/09/2006

The most boring, bloodless, unheart-pounding coup ever.
Everything’s back to normal by mid-morning. Young soldiers stand at their stations and look important.
Don’t laugh.
It’s really hard work to pose mightily for tourist’s cameras.
There might not be a curfew even though it’s under martial law. The Chao Phyra river boat goes under thick iron bridges. It carries tourists, locals and monks on the waters; up and down, up and down as clockwork.
Silom and all the sleaze will be out in force to cater to the Japanese and old Europeans with fading tatoos. Chinatown is chaotic with the shouting bird’s nest and shark fin vendors. Khao San gouges the fair-skinned walking ATMs. And there are fewer smiles in this city of angels.
In other words, it’s business as usual.
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