Tuesday, September 05, 2006


I just found my new favorite thing in the whole world last week and that's my new transportation. Armed with my health insurance, I got this 125cc Hyosung motorcycle for 500,000 won (about $500) and I'm the happiest guy on Jeju-do! Jessie, the girl who sold it to me, taught me how to ride it and I loved it instantly. She took me out on some back roads of the island, towards the mountain then back. It feels like you just have so much freedom. Part of that feeling is that I finally do have freedom now to travel around the island without taking buses or taxis. It's a very groovy time! I can't wait to explore every little nook and cranny of this place.

A motorcycle is kind of a must here in Korea, they're everywhere! Scooters especially, but there's a lot of motorcycles too. I'm so much more excited about having this than a car. The roads are so small and parking is so difficult. Koreans I swear are the craziest drivers, by far, that I've ever seen. Brad even says they're even crazier on Jeju-do than in Seoul. They're also masters at parallel parking. I don't know how they do it, but the small spaces they fit into is amazing. Anyway though, the scooters and motorcycles really flourish well here. They kind of fly by their own rules and slip in between the cracks. I'll just say that I'm going to have a great time with this bike!


  1. Nice bike, be careful riding wearing shorts. Cheers bro!!

  2. It’s amazing to see a community where bikes flourish. They are one of the most versatile and cost-effective modes of transportation, and you certainly feel free when you drive one. Anyway, I wish that this bike served you well all these years!