King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX)

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Tips for Thailand during Royal Mourning

Having been to Thailand at least 25 times in the last 20 years, ¬†I have some affinity and insights into the country. Many outsiders are confounded about the very real grief being experienced across the country following the death last week of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (Rama IX). My thought is, imagine if you are staying with a friend and their father dies. You would expect grief and sadness. For Thais, the King has been more than a father to their country. It is only natural and right that there is such grief right now. In…

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