Call me old fashioned, but I like it when taxi drivers don’t watch videos when they’re driving. This doesn’t happen very often… maybe once out of 20 rides, but I’m just saying…
Kevin and I hopped a taxi to the Seodaejeon Train station today. Compared to other countries, I’ve found taxis in Korea to be pretty nice, not particularly agressive drivers, and professional. Taxi drivers charge what’s on the meter and give you change, without question.
So, it was a bit of a surprise when I noticed that our driver was watching TV. He had a small screen just to the left of the steering wheel which he kept glancing at as he was driving. Then he took out his cell phone. I thought he was going to send or read a text. But no, he began playing a game on his phone. Something with a bicycle rider moving through scenery. Obviously something that required close attention of our driver.
World-wide taxi drivers just gotta find a way to spice up those cab rides!
Today I traveled from my hotel to my school, to drop off three suitcases that I’ll use when I get back from my week of training in Seoul.
When you’re on the trains and subway, you feel like you’re traveling in a classier version of New York City or San Francisco.
It was actually refreshing to be in a taxi, driving down roads, shared with people, bicycles, fruit stands, and the strong smells of city life. Felt like Mexico or Ghana! The taxi driver was talking about 10% English, but non-stop. He asked my age and marital status. I wondered if I’d meet someone in Korea and yes, I already have one offer of a Korean boyfriend. Nice!