Pyongyang Taxi

A somewhat rare, but not quite unicorn status, view of a taxicab in Pyongyang. There's not a lot of street traffic in general in North Korea, so I was actually pretty surprised the first time I saw a taxi. If owning a car is a pretty big luxury, I figured riding a taxi would also be quite a luxury.

One of my former tour guides in North Korea told me that owning a car seemed like a big hassle. You have to buy gas for it, have the oil changed, and maintain it. I guess we take for granted how easy it is to get those basic things done, but really, it is kind of a hassle.

A monochrome street scene in Pyongyang.