Google Assisted Traveling Experiment in Korea to Asian Games 2014

by Jerome Auza My work takes me to some places where the local language is not English.  Sometimes, I get a local guide who does all the driving for me.  Sometimes, I’m on my own, just like this trip to Korea this weekend. I thought I chose a lucky date for this trip because the Asian Games 2014 is held in the same week at Incheon, Korea, less than two hours from my hotel.  Better yet, the Gilas team will play against Korea September 27, 2014. After downloading the Google Map app on my phone, I searched for directions to the Samsan World Gymnasium, the venue for the basketball game.  The fastest mode of transport is via bus.  Unfortunately, even if the instructions where in English, the destinations were shown in Korean. I did not get a prepaid SIM with data service because I was told WiFi is free practically everywhere.  As a backup, I took screenshots of the detailed directions. The trip started with a step… because I had to walk 800 meters to the first bus station.  Two hours later, I was at my destination.  Unluckily though, the tickets to the PHL-KOR basketball game was sold out.  A large crowd of Filipinos gathered around the ticket booth hoping that there would be extra tickets from other people for refund. With the game starting and the crowd inside cheering loudly, hopes for spare tickets diminished.  But we still got to watch the game live on cellphones with TV service.  Cheering and hopeful that the Gilas team will win given that they had a comfortable lead in the first...

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