It is very smoggy here. When I get to Bangkok later, it will be dark but I have been told that Bangkokis even worse. I'll find out tomorrow.
I just bought a new digital camera before I left Anchorage yesterday (feels like last week at this point) so I will play with it tomorrow and then start posting pics as soon as I figure the thing out.
It is truly amazing to me that I have not seen very many Koreans with a pouty or sad face. Everyone smiles here! Case in point, when we had meal #2, we were experiencing some pretty good turbulance. The stewardesses were having a hard time concentrating on pouring wine, water, whatever when they passed out the meal and so for whatever reason, I was skipped. I knew they would come back and I certainly didn't want to act like a frenchman, so I waited. After about 10 minutes, the one stewardess crouches down next to me (I had an aisle seat) and wants to know if I was served. Long story short, she apologized over and over (think Joan Jett). She felt so bad and I was like, hey, no big deal. But for the rest of the flight, she checked up on me after each meal or beverage run. You have to experience it to fully understand it. I was impressed, though.
So, I have been awake since Wednesday morning (-45 minutes or so at the hotel in Anchorage) so I am just giddy. I am in the middle of a 3 hour layover here and then it's off to Bangkok. Unfortunately, that is another 3 hours and 40 minutes. Like I said earlier, John Glenn got to the moon faster.
When I get in tonight, I will sleep and will not post again until at least 24-36 hours from now. By that time, I should have the camera figured out. So if you are on CST, it is now 07:30 AM on Friday for you. Since I am still on Alaska time, it is 04:30 AM on Friday. No wonder I'm giddy....