Category Archives: Korean Vehicles

Korean Gas Stations

For those of you who might visit Korea, you might notice something about Korean gas stations. What is that? Look carefully and tell me what you can find in the photo above and below: If you look very carefully, you will notice that there’s gas handles coming from the top! Yes, that’s quite the norm for most Korean gas stations. And Korean gas stations are all “full service”, they will not let you pour your own gas. No, no need to tip them either, there’s no tipping in Korea unless you “really” want to. Most of these gas stations will also give you free stuff like napkins everytime you fill up. When you fill up your car at a Korean gas station, you just need to tell them how much you want to fill up. For example, tell them “20,000 won” if you want to fill up 20,000 won worth of gas. If you want full fill-up, just say “Man-Dang”.

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Korean Moving Portable Elevator!

Just when you thought, “it would be easier to move if they made a moving portable elevator”, Koreans make it. The other day I was walking and noticed this moving portable elevator that was moving stuff to an aparment. I can’t understand why they don’t have this in America. This is definitely going to save me some time moving and stop people from clogging up my apartment’s elevator or destroying things while moving. They used to actually have an elevator that was attached to the roof of most apartment buildings back in the day when I used to be a kid in Korea, now they have this, certainly much better idea. In Korea, labor is so much cheaper, especially for things like moving. On the other hand, because labor is so cheap, you won’t get rich being something like a plumber or electrician.

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Motorcycle Korean Cops!

Korean economy has certainly gotten better over the last 20 years or so and now Korean motorcycle cops get to drive some nice bikes like a BMW or Harleys. Not sure why Korean cops chose to drive foreign-made bikes but most likely because they like them. Not all motorcycle cops get to drive the nicer bikes but the higher-ranking police do. BMW and Harley bikes are pretty popular in Korea and I will have some more posts on that soon too. By the way, motorcycle is called “Auto-buy” in Korea.  Not sure why but it’s called “auto-buy”. [오토바이경찰] (Mr. officer guiding the traffic near Kang Nam station.)

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