On my flight to Bangkok last night I was chatting for awhile with the guy sitting in the seat next to me. Turns out he’s from the Green Bay area and regularly flys to Thailand. In fact, so regularly he picked up a condo on the beach recently. On the 21st floor (out of 22). For about 1,000,000 baht, which sounds expensive until you realize it’s less than US$50,000. In fact, at the current exchange rate, it’s down to $31,000. I’m likely to spend more on a new car next year than I would for a condo in Thailand.