There are more internet places in Thailand than there are bodegas in NY. The standard price is less than $1 an hour, although when you are in a beach town the price goes up and the speed goes down.
I finished that book and I now say that Marchesa Louisa Casati was a cross between Morticia Adams, Amanda Lepore, Lynn Yeager, and Edina Monsoon, with a little bit of PT Barnum sprinkled on for flavor!
Oh by the way, I think I got a little 24 hour (I hope) bug. It happens.