- I really think so? -
The reason for this is that in the past year the Korean government has started requiring FBI background checks in order to get work visas. Unfortunately I have a few forgeries and art heists on my record so alas, a background check wouldn't look so good.
Either that, or it takes a ridiculously long time to get the check and I'm still waiting on it...
(click the pic for a bigger map...)
(Don't worry, we'll dig into the whole prostitution issue in a more serious blog...)
Here's a video of a similar one in action.
Now, one night in Japan certainly isn't a crazy and chess-filled as one night in Bangkok (right Steven?), but I hoped it would be fun nonetheless. And it was(ish).
First step, find the hotel. Easy. Just a short bus ride from the ferry depot. Next step, do something cool. And as I'm writing this I feel like it's been a lot of build up for not a lot of payoff. Like this whole thing should be leading up to an awesome, epic, earth-shattering night in Japan. Well...it's not.
Then, walked down a river, stopped in for a quick $20 drink at a local establishment (Oh, right, Japan is ridiculously expensive), and then called it a night around midnight!
CRAZY! And early the next morning, took the ferry back! Then the train back. Then the bus back. Then the walk back. And then... HOME!
And the moral of the story? I can now stay in Korea for 3 more months! Hurray! So, make sure to tune in next time for another serious issue... But if you don't hear from me before Christmas, Happy Holidays and I wish I could be there to celebrate with you all!