EN ROUTE TO SHANGHAI: Ship Internet service is too slow to check in much. But here's a snap taken during rush hour yesterday on a commuter train from Incheon to Seoul. It makes the I-30 bridge at rush hour seem positively pastoral by comparison.
Detail noted: An astonishing number of young Koreans favor the venerable Chuck Taylor-model Converse tennis shoe for daily wear. My 28-year-old Chucks are fashionable here. I don't think I could replace the 14s in Seoul very readily, however.