last week i was texting a friend who i was going to meet at one of the parks for an afternoon walk. it was someplace i'd never been before and she was giving me some vague directions and finally said, 'you seem to find your way around SE Asia just fine so i'm sure you can find the park in your own city'. i get so little sympathy from my friends. navigating cities in Asia is really hard. if the street has a name it's a bonus but they the idea of house/building numbers is pretty alien.