Things you don’t see in the West

Sometimes it’s not just culture that is different.  While culture may be able to explain why things are not the same, you just get to see things that are both shocking, surprising and quite often funny because it is such a different concept from what we are used to.  Take this mini-washing machine.

Mini-washing machines
Mini-washing machines

These are actually pretty cool I think.  Great for bachelors and even great a second machine so that you don’t have to run the big one if you only just need a couple of towels washed before you go to a beach or something.  Or maybe you have a new-born child and decided to go the cloth route?  In either case, this is a great way to be able to do small loads of laundry without running a more expensive, larger machine.  Not only that, it hangs on the freaking wall! So much about this is pretty damn cool.  Almost want to buy one just because I think it’s like ‘useful artwork’ :)

How about restaurants growing their own food…indoors:

Aero-ponics!
Aero-ponics!

That’s right.  That is a case where the Korean fast-food restaurant is growing its own spices/vegetables indoors!  There is so much awesomeness in this that almost, not quite, but almost wants me to eat vegetables just because this is so cool!

Remember my recent ‘Minimalist by nature‘ post?  Maybe this pic should have gone there?

Minimalist moped
Minimalist moped

It’s rather hard to get much more bare-bones for mopeds than this!

How about eggs transported without refrigeration?  Is it really necessary?

That's a lot of eggs!
That’s a lot of eggs!

Foreign countries are never boring.

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Author: DragonDon

Having a love of travel has lead me to move to South Korea in 2010. Moving to an Eastern culture from a Western culture is a wild experience and there is never a dull day!

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