A truck vendor in Kangnung (May 2000).
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There are still a few traditional hand-pulled carts, but they're fewer and fewer each time we visit Korea. Most vendors use trucks.

These snub-nosed pickups (you also see them in Japan and China) are versatile little guys. Their cargo beds are actually larger than those on big, gas-guzzling American pickups. Those beds are often piled high, with the drivers hawking anything from household goods to fresh chicken, fish, or vegetables.

Some idle slowly through the neighborhoods, loudspeakers barking (Korea, as I've said many times in this photo album, is not a place for the person who loves peace and quiet). Others, like this one, set up shop on busy streets or near the marketplaces.

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