Arriving late at night, I flew 12 hours with Air Korea from Seattle to Seoul with a short 2.5 hour layover before the final 6 hours to Bangkok. I was dreading being stuck in a flying tin can for such a long time but it was surprisingly painless and managed to sleep a good chunk on the overnight to Seoul, soak in a little of the cultural differences and food of the pristine Seoul airport and plow through most of the new House of Cards series on the last leg. Cameron had AirBnB'd a very cool pad above an art gallery in Bangkok from Thomas a Frenchman living in Thailand in the heart of a residential neighborhood, and by residential neighborhood I mean more ‘illegal gambling den’ outside the door, washing clothes in the street and motorbike repairs to be stepped over as opposed to the typical American suburb.
While I’d been on business to Beijing & Tokyo before this was a whole new experience. The 90 degree heat, noise, smells and bustle were intense and after a catch up beer I was ready to hit the hay and get ready for Cameron’s 2 day Bangkok 101 tour the next day.