Now, you will run into a vast array of taxi drivers in Seoul. You'll run into the taxi drivers who do not speak a word of English and will not understand a word of what you are saying, even if you're trying hard to pronounce your destination in Korean. If you're off by one small tone he will just look at you funny and even refuse your fare. Then you have others, who do know some English and will get you to your destination in a flash. Last but not least, you'll have some that love to chat in both English and Korean, and will serenade you in the taxi "norebang" style. Wait a minute, did I say serenade? Yes I did. That was the case with this guy who sang to us all the way home. I think he should have concentrated on where he was going because he ended up taking a longer route (directions according to his GPS) and it was double the fare!
I can't remember what we were talking about when started singing to us. At first he was telling us how he was previously a crane operator, with excursions to Italy and Canada in the past. Next thing you know, the dude's belting a sweet, sweet tune (does anyone know what this is?):
I think this is the Korean National Anthem...someone confirm this for me. It was a taxi ride that we will never forget. Once it was time to pay the fare, he wanted me to give him a 700w tip...I agreed. Since he was willing to sing with my camera in his face (while driving!):
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