Airing some dirty “garbage.”
Seoul has a lot going for it. It has an incredibly efficient public transportation system that is super cheap. You are never more than a few minutes walk from either a drugstore, a mini-mart or a cheap place to eat. But one thing I have said from the begining was that if could do one thing to improve the city, it would be to put trash cans on the street. They really don’t exist. Well, they’re few and far between anyway. Consequently, ALOT of trash piles up in the more active parts of town. One would think that there is an easy solution. Things are never that simple.
Here’s an atricle from one of the English newspapers in Seoul. It describes some of the trash problems the city faces. This is something I have been opining about with other foreigners for the past several months. While now at least I have an explanation for why things are the way they are, I still fail to understand. It is a perfect example of something one of my friends calls “TIK” (This is Korea).