I mentioned before about how to walk through crowds in Seoul, but what about ways on how to cross the street in Korea? Well, for starters directional traffic should stand on the right and then cross when the lights are green--actually, forget that! The best way is to line up like everybody else, then when the lights are green (or still red), just start fighting your way across the street, either in a zig-zag direction while ramming into everyone you see like bumper cars (or tanks!).
Let's examine the anatomy of a busy crosswalk in Gangnam...let's watch the action unfold...
Picture #1- the lights are green, let's go!
Picture #2- uh-oh...I see some people heading towards me...what should I do? I thought we were supposed to stick to the right?
Picture #3- ah, what the heck, I'll just walk like I don't see them! This works like a charm...
Picture #4- this is where it gets bumpy when you run into campus couples and other miscellaneous individuals...throw in a bus stop off to the side and you have a recipe for success!
The above pictures were taken inside the Red Mango location in Gangnam. Ahhh, the joys of people watching!