I admit it, I’m terrible at making travel plans. Between searching for alternatives and second-guessing my choices, I miss out on some deals and end up paying more than I really should. It’s why I’ll be taking the bus instead of the train to Boston in a couple weeks.

One of the grand statues at Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace in Bangkok

One of the grand statues at Wat Phra Kaeo and the Grand Palace in Bangkok

I’m planning ahead for the fall because I don’t want to miss out again. Working from home has its advantages (even if I don’t work normal hours like everyone else around here), and I plan on getting back out to Asia sometime in the fall–I’ll get to be a short-term expat this time around. I still haven’t decided where, but toward the top of the list is Thailand. Part of the reason I’d like to head back to Thailand is that it’s easy to get around, inexpensive, and there isn’t as much Internet censorship as there is in some countries (cough, cough China). But wherever I go, I’m sure the NSA will be following everything I do.

I hope the temple guards in Thailand are on my side if I end up there.

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