Allow we to take a short respite from Bangkok blogging to return to Japan. With all apologies to my Japanese friends, Japan as a country is insane. That's why Americans love it.
Where else but Japan can you go to the bathroom and have a little golf flag tell you where to aim?
Where else but Japan do they have Hello Kitty airplanes?
Where else but Japan do they use cartoons to help adults not get warts and other sexually transmitted diseases while on vacation?
...but where else but Bangkok can you swim in your hotel pool while overlooking the city? Ok, you can probably do that in a lot of places.