Sunday, 17 June 2007

9th June –

We thought it was about time that we tried to find out about the English group that apparently was here, so we phoned the bethel in Bangkok for a phone number. Unfortunately despite many tries there was no answer so instead we phoned again about the meeting times for the local Thai congregation.
We decided to visit some of the areas that were badly affected by the tsunami, like Patong and Kamala beaches. It was a strange feeling being there after seeing photos and news footage of the devastation. Most areas are now completely rebuilt and there are signs everywhere about an evacuation route and also warning you that you are entering a tsunami hazard zone and what to do in the event of an earthquake, to move to higher ground. It’s very sad that it is only now that there are all these warnings as almost 1000 people died in this small area alone, around 10,000 on this coastline of Thailand.

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