16 October 2005

Thailand Elightenment Tour, Early Day 1

I am now in Bangkok, full of joy and giggles and all that. I have not as of yet a) gotten sick due to drinking the water although give me a couple of hours or b) been propositioned for sex by a gay man posing as a woman. Neither of these things are really a part of my goals for enlightenment in Bangkok, but we'll see how things progress.

The place I am staying at is pretty nice — I'm using the internet so I can't really complain. It's a little more expensive than I had hoped: $7 a night rather than $5, but this is marginal. I have my dorm room to myself more or less.

Tokyo was fabulous again. I got to Shinjuku at five yesterday morning and just sort of watched the whole city wake up from a top the McDonalds. The trains don't run that late in the city so that early in the morning, groups of people are still stumbling home and whatnot. A kind of hungover beauty.

Yoko asked me if I was looking for a wife in Thailand and I said that I wasn't. I think my international wife search committee has stopped taking applications, at least for the time being. We'll see how things pan out.

For now, there is hot sweaty Bangkok to wander about, so please, hold my seat until I get back.