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Korea The Lights are On

Korea The Lights are On
And somebody is home.

Two plane trips, 12 hours in a Korean Airport, it is frightening my observations.

Fast eyes, quick precise movement, this Korean animal is dangerous.

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Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
Monday, March 3, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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The world is climbing into the internet, a cell phone, a constant music in the ears. I find that the human animal is becoming weak and complacent, soft targets and not aware of the world.

Then I enter Korea and I see an animal that probably functions more efficiently than my own tribe, called Americans.

This is great, I think I need to go to China and see if they are the next leader of the planet.

There is growing dullness of the mind in the developed countries, their ability to reason, think, make decisions becomes more a repetition of what they watched on television or read. The original idea is dying. I am growing increasing ashamed of my own tribe, I see them as weak, fragile and incapable of a good fight. Then a fat boy like Michael Moore is given credibility, I know there is trouble in the land.

It is incredible to watch the brains of these Koreans, their eyes are dangerously fast.

Korea The Lights are On


Wordpress and Blogger Replace GeoCities

Wordpress and Blogger Replace GeoCities
It hit me the other day, Wordpress and blogger.com are just easier way of making a Yahoo Geocities or Virtualavenue.com page.

They both are now out of fashion, I would say, history is a good judge.

The newest toy is CMS - Content Management System,
Geocities.com third generation.

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Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
Monday, March 3, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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Just a bit of humor for all the clever people on the planet.

Wordpress and Blogger Replace GeoCities


Sleep in a Korean Jjimjilbang

Sleep in a Korean Jjimjilbang
I met up with a Canadian man who just spent the last two nights sleeping in a Korean Sauna for about 7 U.S. per night.

Funny, just too funny, to say the least this type of story of overtones and talk about size of the country of Korea.

There were three of us, a Canadian Man, A Canadian girls and me talking about this in the Seoul International Airport.

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Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
Monday, March 3, 2008
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Jjimjilbang -- Chim Jil Bang or JimJilBang or Jim Jil Bang the Wiki calls it a Jjimjilbang

The man was teaching English in Japan and was flying to Japan, the girls was teaching in Korean and now flying back to the Canada.

Teaching English in these two countries is one of the best jobs a person can get that is outside their home countries.

After listening to these two explain how Japan and Korea works, it appears the two countries elicit stories that would be censored in any media except where two or more travelers can be found.



This is the business card of the Jjimjilbang or Korean Sauna where this man slept for two nights. I guess a good ace up your sleeve, if a person were stranded in Korean for a few days, and was a person that the world had long ago stopped receiving calls from and refused to go to Western Union. The Hobo Type, this would be a good Korean Flophouse.

My India techie wants to go to Europe, I said,
- Remember, you can always sleep on the train. -

Sleep in a Korean Jjimjilbang


Asiana Airlines Ideal Seat Headrest

Asiana Airlines Ideal Seat Headrest
Falling asleep on a plane is torture, my body hurts, the jet lag disorientates me, it takes 2-3 days after a long trip just to revive from a trip.

This new headrest or new for me is making long haul travel better.
Flyasiana.com

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Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
Monday, March 3, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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This is the normal look of an Airplane Seat Headrest.



This one wraps around you head and hold your sleeping head upright. I have a pillow, but it does not stop me from falling out of the seat into the aisle, this one is perfect.

For the first time in my travels, I am trying to learn what plane I was on, I think it is an Airbus, but I am not sure, I just do not pay attention. I took the in-flight magazine and will try to find out; for sure, this seat is great on 12-hour plane trip.

The pillow are not comfortable, the part behind the neck forces my neck away from the seat back and causes me to have a crook in my neck.

Asiana Airlines Ideal Seat Headrest


Seoul, Korea No Mans Land

Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
I am in the Korean Airport, I am not in Korea, I have left Thailand, and I am a man without a country. I am in No Mans Land the area between the two guard posts.

Korean people talk loud.

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Seoul, Korea No Mans Land
Inch eon International Airport
Seoul Korea Airport
Monday, March 3, 2008
Andy of HoboTraveler.com ---
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This is a perfect airport to sleep in, providing you can get in the international zone. I the benches here are padded, warm, and inviting, makes the Thailand airport seem like a dungeon. Hardwood floor, free drinking water, generally a great place to spend 12 hours looking at Korean fashions and all that includes.

The are truly a staccato, machine gun, speaking country.

Life is good, there is easy to find electricity, I am even on a padded bench with my computer plugged in.

I went to the transit hotel here in the Asiana area of the hotel.

55 U.S. Dollars for 6 hours…

No WIFI in the room, however in the lobby. I thought, I am already in the lobby…

Asiana Airlines was nice, they gave me an 8-dollar food ticket, it is always a good idea stop at transit desk, and they tend to offer things. If I had a round trip ticket they would give me a room, Cristol the girl before said I could get a room free, I went back to check and the next one said no.

Marginally better, I suppose the TV is the benefit of the room, if I want to learn about Korean Culture, I have 12 hours of looking at it outside the room.

I have decided not to enter the city or get the passport stamp, it just is not my way of traveling.

I just remember, there is a very serious no mans land between North and South Korea.

Seoul, Korea No Mans Land