Oops. I've just pretty much cleared out my bank account (pay day was two days ago so I'm on MAJOR budget street until I get my next pay - 3.5 weeks from now - but to include my end of second year work bonus thankfully).
Anyway, the reason for the clearout - money for my loan and I've, er, BOOKED A HOLIDAY TO THAILAND FOR XMAS AND THE NEW YEAR.
Well, I've been getting a little stressed with the TESOL, and I haven't left Tokyo this year so I felt I deserved it! Also, it's been raining, cold and miserable here for the last few days, so it's nice to have something to look forward to. Plus the tickets are disappearing fast. I had hoped to get a couple of days extra holiday from work but that wasn't possible. Still, I've taken the best deal I could find.
I'll be there from December 23rd to January 8th. Will anyone else be there then? I'm not sure where I'll be when but I'm thinking at the moment of doing a Bangkok and around thing, and a Chaing Mai and around thing.
Bridge over the River Kwai / Death Valley and Erawan falls
Khorat (Nakhon Ratchasima)
Chaing Rai / Mai Sai / Chaing Saen
Koh Samet or Ko Pha Ngan - maybe but probably not.
Elephants and cooking are definitely on the cards (though not together) and lots of other things.
Any thoughts or suggestion?