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Wednesday, 13 June 2007

How to Find Parking at Costco in Korea

Here's the best way to find a parking spot at Costco in Korea. Forget dealing with finding a spot on the street (or on the sidewalk) because you won't find any. Wide open spaces are unavailable here for parking lots so they are usually underground or up above.

Here's a video of how to find parking at Costco. You drive into individual elevators that take you to the underground parkade. On busy days, this could take you a long time to either leave or enter the premises (let's hope the elevator doesn't get stuck while you're in it, that would suck!):


Another interesting tidbit of information, is that most drivers will leave their cell phone numbers on their dash so you can call them to move their double parked cars. Also, some drivers leave their cars in neutral so people who are boxed in can push their car out of the way. The following video is courtesy of Bryan from his blog, Student in Korea--how to properly push a car out of the way:

8 comments:

Tara said...

I love garlic. Is garlic plentiful in korea? Is it reasonably priced? Maybe you don't even like garlic...

Gdog said...

Hi tara. Garlic is everywhere in Korea and it is relatively cheap. I love garlic, especially with galbi and samgyeopsal!

Helena said...

I've seen the car-pushing thing. It's nuts. I always wonder what happens if the car doesn't stop rolling when you stop pushing.

Tara said...

yum yum! Thank you!

Gdog said...

Helena: I also wonder about the "accidents" that occur from people pushing just a wee bit too hard...

Tara: you're welcome!

Leo said...

I guess there aren't many SUV's in Korea. They wouldn't fit in those little lifts.
As for the pushing thing, it wouldn't work here in Vancouver. Vandals would run around pushing cars down hills.

Gdog said...

Actually, the size of the cars here surprised me. Most of them are like the size of cars back home, but no SUV's. They have vans, full sized sedans, midsized SUV's, and smaller cars. There are no trucks though. No Hummers here (I've yet to see one).

codexgirl said...

LOL!!! I had my very first car pushing experience while visiting my aunt last year. She told me that people don't put their parking brakes on for that purpose. That was just insane but curiously entertaining.

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