New heads of mission from India, Costa Rica hit the ground running.
New envoy says travel advisories warning tourists away from certain areas 'can be counter-productive.'
The new Czech ambassador, also a children's book author, plans to open an art gallery as part of an economic and cultural diplomacy agenda at his first posting outside Europe.
Previous ambassador to the US and Canada returns in new role as first resident Chadian ambassador to Canada.
Vijavat Isarabhakdi says Canada wants to wait until Thai elections.
South Korea's ambassador, set to retire back to Seoul, reflects on his 36-year diplomatic career.
Norihiro Okuda headed there as his country faces security threats in the region.