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Travel Envy – Revenge Spending – Production Down in the Top Three!

We are downright envious of all of you who get to travel these days. We get a contact high listening to the detailed step-by-step stories we extract from friends and business colleagues flying here and there around the US, popping in on a crowds-free Venice or snapping pictures on a deserted Acropolis. But we secretly hate your guts! Those of us in beautiful Thailand are stuck here due to lingering Covid-19 restrictions.  We’re not ones to miss many major coffee or tea exhibitions, but leaving Thailand these days means subjecting oneself – upon return here – to a mandatory 14-day, prisoner-in-a-hotel quarantine, and that’s a non-starter as far as travel goes. (And, we have to admit,  there are many worse places to be “stuck” than Thailand.)

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