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Single-seat Roadster

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“What a hot day! It’s time to pop-up the retractable roof”

Side Story:

Did you notice that there are two lanes for crossing?

Most, if not all, zebra-crossings that I saw in South Korea have two lanes — like so…

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This one taken in Daegu. Please also note the arrows

Judging from the arrow, pedestrians are encouraged to walk on the right side — probably because South Korea is using right-hand traffic.

Indonesia and Japan are using left-hand traffic, so crossing the road is a bit confusing for me — my reflex is always to walk and look at the wrong side.

*Busan & Daegu, South Korea


12 responses

  1. Does that mean the woman in the first picture is walking on the wrong side? ;-)

    November 8, 2011 at 20:25

    • I think so, yes… notice the guy on the far right?
      But don’t blame this on the woman… it’s the boy who was driving after all.
      It’s his fault :D…

      November 8, 2011 at 21:17

      • I know! You can’t trust anyone these days! ;-)

        November 10, 2011 at 02:15

        • Hahahaha… don’t worry, you can always trust ME :D…

          November 10, 2011 at 07:29

  2. Take care! I lived in England for a few years and they have left-hand traffic while most of Europe has right-hand traffic. In the first few weeks I was almost run over more times than I cared to count …

    November 9, 2011 at 02:46

    • Yeah, I know what you mean :D… but thankfully, now I’m already back in Japan, where the traffic is ‘normal’ for me :D…

      November 9, 2011 at 04:01

  3. Are there that many people crossing the streets that they need 2 lanes?

    I like the little roadster. Now I wonder if they have one in a bigger size! :)

    November 9, 2011 at 06:59

    • That’s the weird thing… I don’t think there are that many people.
      This would implements well in Shibuya (Tokyo), though… there are too many people on the street :D…

      November 9, 2011 at 15:30

  4. LOL.. retractable roof :)

    November 9, 2011 at 21:54

    • :D… sounds better than fold-able umbrella, right?

      November 9, 2011 at 22:05

  5. Interesting to see the differences. In Portugal we only have one lane to cross. So you can’t make a mistake. :P

    November 22, 2011 at 19:27

    • I guess that would be the normal everywhere, no?
      You know, in Indonesia, you don’t need zebra-crossing to cross the road :D…

      November 22, 2011 at 21:44

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