100702 Thaikarl - thailand is behind, korea is now, USA is before... me
the internet cafe next to our hotel in bangkok is no more, so i didn't post before i left. i'm in korea now, on 10 hour layover. so i took the subway trains into town. going to drop off a book to the couch-surfing.com contact i have here, and goto a korean bath-house. the subway system here is a trip. it's a giant puzzle. you have to know how to read maps and spatial diagrams, search out the english words mixed in with the korean characters. i got it sorted out, mostly. when i went to leave, my travel card that i bought from the machine didn't work to let me out the gate. buzzes went off, and barriers wouldn't open. i went to various machines, up and down stairs, to multiple exits, studied all the maps looking for an office of some sort. couldn't find a worker to help me. finally a young guy helped me... he just took me through the handi-capped gate. doh! don't have a clue what when ary. maybe i fried my card?
raining here, but warm. bought a cheap umbrella cause it's warm, and i was getting all steamy. with a little help from the guy at the desk, i got online in a "PC-BANG", internet/game room, down in the basement of a building. going to the bath-house for a few hours next, then back to the airport. and try some mystery food.
and from there... i dunno.