It’s nearly 2009 and I’m starting to plan my conference travel. I need to find a balance between conferences I want to go to and realistic amounts of travel. I am tempted to attend Frozen Perl at the start of February. I’ve read the schedule, looked at hotels, the city, and even checked the price of flights. But I will be travelling in January and the conference is much too close to my return to Tokyo. It would exhaust me to go.
I really like living in Japan but it’s so far away from most of the conferences I want to attend. I have actually fallen asleep at conferences because I was suffering from jet-lag. I didn’t expect it to be so difficult for me to travel when I moved here but I am going to try to be realistic in my future travel plans.
I will attend YAPC::NA and YAPC::Europe. I will probably attend YAPC::Asia but at the minute I’m not sure when it will be or if it will be in Tokyo this year.