Of all the weird and wonderful bikes roaming the streets of Seoul, this is the most intriguing to me. First time I saw a woman riding one through the tourist district my jaw quite literally dropped. Some modern-day Cartier Bresson would have had his camera out in a flash, but I’m not that fast. :-p Then I saw this one over at Olympic Park:
And downtown yesterday I spotted this lady on one:
[UPDATE: After a bit of research on Korean price comparison websites, I have found out this bike is the Lebois model from bike maker Corex. Available for sale here in ivory or red for around 180,000 Korean won (85 British pounds; 140 US dollars). More detailed photos here.]
Then on the way home this odd little guy outside a copy shop caught my eye:
Heck, someone even left it a dog bowl of water. How sweet.
Many people on bikes point out how much space cars take up, often quite unecessarily. Small bikes seem to take that one step further. Absolutely the best choice for crowded city living.