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by Sasha A. Rae
Taxi from Hell
The average cab ride in Korea can be a
there seems to be nothing remotely
life threatening experience. It starts with
resembling a seatbelt at your disposal.
the arrival of the cab, screeching to a halt
However what you can find at your
mere centimeters from your toes. One
disposal is either a Korean soap opera
little swerve to the right and your feet
playing on the monitor placed at head
would’ve been toast.
level on the seat in front of you or some
After negotiating where you want to
extreme Korean pop music pumped up
go, a mighty feat in itself, your appointed
to the highest volume possible, probably
guide lays into the gas and peels rubber
with an intention to divert your attention
down the street. Weaving in and out of
from the increasingly aggressive honking
traffic, bobbing back and forth, he darts
from the cars around you.
from lane to lane, inspiring fear and
Word of caution – ride in a Korean
outrage in all who behold him.
cab can cause nausea and heart
With a maniacal laugh and some
palpitations.
serious horn blowing, he proceeds
to maneuver within a hair’s breadth
of other cars and occasionally hits a
median here, a curb there. Every once in
a while, he slams on the brakes, sending
you right into the seat in front of you…
avantoure
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adrenaline rainbow
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