2 Canadians in Korea

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Monday, February 4, 2008


One method of transportation that is considered strange and socially uncool in Canada is scooters. They are everywhere here and that's probably because of the lack of space and the small distances needed to travel.

Changwon is 292KM2 compared to Sudbury, Ontario which is 3 200KM2. The population of Changwon is 549 507 plus Angèle and I compared to Sudbury, Ontario which is 157 857 minus Angèle and I. If you do the math Changwon has a population density of 1 803/KM2 and Sudbury is 49/KM2. Things are a lot closer here than they are back home so buying a car isn’t as necessary.

We have seen all kinds of scooters being used for all kinds of reasons. They are used for personal transportation, deliveries and moving stuff around like you see here, now that's a powerful scooter. They drive really fast on these things and they honk when coming near to intersections they plan on driving through. I think they close their eyes sometimes and
hope for the best.

This is scooter parking which is also just about anywhere they can squeeze the little things. I've seen them park in a parking spot with a car and the guy who owns the car just moved the scooter to the next parking spot so he could get his car out. If I would have seen that back home I would have thought he was going to steal the scooter.

We have also seen a few funny accessories like a clear visor that is strapped to their head and can be pulled down much like a welding mask to protect against the wind since they don't always wear helmets. I would like to learn about the traffic laws to see how different they are from ours. Green is go and red is stop but the rest here is just a big mess.

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