Well I made it to Thailand. 26 hours on 3 planes, Allentown to Chicago, Chicago to Tokyo, Tokyo to Bangkok, (which wasn't that bad because I dosed up on Ibuprofen and muscle relaxers; slept alot. Possibly drooled on my Asian seatmate. Note to self and advice to others: On long plane rides, muscle relaxers are key. First time I ever slept through a landing. Maybe next time try thorazine?) an overnight in some cheap airport hotel in Bangkok, up and at-'em for another plane ride down to the Krabi province, off the plane and my first Thailand experience was to ride a tuk tuk to some temple whose name I do not wish to mangle right now; I don't have my LP guide in front of me. Saw a bunch of Buddhas and monkeys. Busy day. And now I need to go find a hotel. More later. Or, some other day. Or not. Whatever happens, in the words of the late great Douglas Adams, don't panic. And never forget your towel. 42.