Last night as I got off the subway, ready to take a taxi to the hostel, I asked the girl standing outside the exit for help. She called the hostel and talked to them for a while, then said, “Follow me, I’ll take you there.” I consented, though a bit concerned. She told me she was from Uzbekistan, and that she worked at a travel agency doing tours for Russians. Her Korean was better than mine, but both that and her Korean ability weren’t perfect.

Just a little while ago a girl arrived at the hostel looking for a different hostel, so, after studying the map, I said, “Follow me, I’ll take you there.” She’s from China but living in Singapore and said I should visit her, that she’ll make sure I don’t get lost.