No, I don't mind doing the Anagarika thing.
One reason why I would decide to travel to Thailand is because I have lived most of my life in Perth and most of my friends, family and memories are in Perth. Basically, I am very comfortable in Perth (the simile of a Hobbit living in Hobbiton comes to mind) and so I think it may be useful to push myself out of my comfort zone for the initial part of my training. Of course, living the life of a Bhikkhu is surely not without its unique challenges (and rewards) whether in Australia or Thailand so I feel confident that if I give it my best effort I will benefit in either case.
At the moment I am just exploring various possibilities, I will talk to Ajahn Brahm and see what he thinks.
Four types of letting go:
1) Giving; expecting nothing back in return
2) Throwing things away
3) Contentment; wanting to be here, not wanting to be anywhere else
4) "Teflon Mind"; having a mind which doesn't accumulate things
- Ajahn Brahm