I bought a round trip ticket to Thailand! I’ll be there December 24-31. After flying into Bangkok, I’ll make my way down south to meet up with two friends who will be there all of December. The ticket was about $400 USD, which is about all of my Taiwanese Dollar savings so far. But taking advantage of the closeness of these countries is a priority of mine. And many people have warned me about the Taiwan rainy winters, suggesting to leave the country whenever possible. So far I have no plans for my two week Chinese New Year vacation, though, other than to hunker down in my room and work on various projects.
FYI, because the flooding in Thailand is mainly in the eastern and northern areas, it will probably not affect my vacation there other than to make my plane ticket more expensive.