Sunday, May 16, 2010
Do You Hear the People Sing?
Well, this sucks.
The poor and oppressed people of Thailand had to go and stage an uprising and ruin my vacation! What's with that?
People keep asking me warily, "So... Thailand?"
To which I reply, "Yeah... I don't know." And I don't. Right now, it doesn't look so good. The American Embassy was shut down on Friday, the State Department has upgraded the situation from a travel alert to a travel warning, i.e.: The Department of State recommends against travel to Bangkok and non-essential travel to Thailand at this time.
I'll call the volunteer agency tomorrow to see what they think. In the meanwhile, I spent part of my weekend coming up with plans.
Option A: The civil war comes to a peaceful end in the next two weeks, and I travel to Thailand to bask in the perfectly-safe post-revolutionary history being made.
Option B: The civil war comes to a peaceful end in the next month, and I travel to Thailand for the second half of my planned trip (so, skip the orphanage program and just do the Buddhist one). Oh, and bask in the perfectly-safe post-revolutionary history being made, of course.
Option C: I don't go to Thailand at all and instead fill the time with smaller trips to
Option C.1: Canada with Emily (assuming I can talk her into it)
Option C.2: Massachusetts to see Meg perform (assuming I can invite myself to see her)
Option C.3: Other US locations to encroach on the hospitality of other friends
Option C.4: Spain/Italy for another round of Pueblo Ingles?
Not bad options, granted, but I'm really itching to go somewhere new and quite different. You know, like Thailand.
Dang populace uprisings.
at 8:31 PM