Sometimes in is the little things
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Sometimes it is the little things that have grabbed my attention, things like pedestrian crossings. When I passed through Seoul the pedestrian crossings had a dividing line down the middle and an arrow indicating which side you should walk on. In Spain I have seen pedestrian crossings 70-100 metres wide in the plazas. The pedestrian crossings in most cities have a second counter showing how long you have left to cross the street. But I will never understand the sign and the traffic lights. I have been here just on 11 weeks and I have looked at the lights and tried to figure out which ones they use and what they mean but it is a complete mystery to me. The other week in class we had an exercise with street and traffic signs. I got most of them wrong. Luckily I am not driving here.
Things I have learnt about walking down the street. It is better to walk on the right hand side in general because I think that is the side of the road they drive on. When I used to walk down the road and I need to get past someone walking the other way I would move to the left and walk in to them It has taken a while but I move to the right and walk the footpath much better.