For the last week I have hardly set foot outside the door here at Peppimenarti of which I should be abjectly ashamed, but I am not! It's my first down-time in almost a year so a bit of self indulgence is warranted.
Not that I have been idle by no means. I spent the first few days just investigating accommodation and airfares for our next trip in 3 weeks. We are off to Bangkok for 5 weeks then stopping off in Kuala Lumpur for 5 days and finishing off with a few days in Bali. From there we are flying back to Darwin then the long drive back to Tennant Creek.
For the last 2 weeks Jo's mum and dad will be joining us so there was airfares and accommodation to book for them as well. I actually enjoy the planning of routes and researching different types of accommodation for trips so the task wasn't too tiresome.
We have decided to base ourselves in Bangkok in an Airbnb almost right on the banks of the Chao Phraya River but probably do at least one or two short trips from there. We always enjoy Chiang Mai so that will be on the list and this time will be doing some research into long-term accommodation there. There is a germ of a plan to move to Chiang Mai for a year or so maybe next year but still continue to do some short contracts back in Australia from time to time.
As we will be in Thailand for more than 30 days unless we can arrange a 60 day visa at the airport will have to do a "visa run" out of the country to stay the rest of the time. Anyway we are both counting the days until we leave, which reminds me I must print off a countdown to holidays calendar for the fridge door.