I've had a great run in Medellin, Colombia the last few years, but truth be told, I miss a lot of things about Thailand.
The flavorful curries, the Buddhism, the preponderance of coconuts.
Reliable internet access, delicious food, and gorgeous islands and beaches to hang out at in the south make its appeal all but universal.
Over the last few months, travel bloggers have set up shop in the northern city of Chiang Mai, which I visited for a week back in 2008.
Jodi from Legal Nomads is there, and she's rooming with Shannon from A Little Adrift. Those two alone would be worth the trip. Add Wes Nations of Johnny Vagabond, and the many others stopping through town, and well, it seems like the place to be right now for travel bloggers.
So in August, when it comes time to leave Medellin yet again, instead of traveling the rest of South America as originally planned, I'm going to fly to Bangkok (probably stopping on an exotic, South Pacific island or two along the way) and head for Chiang Mai.
Being based in Southeast Asia, I'll be able to visit Burma which I purposefully skipped the first time around, as well as see more of Malaysia, Indonesia, and maybe I'll even get over to the Philippines for some island hopping.
As always, I hope you'll join me for these new adventures.
Editor's Note: Happy April Fool's Day!