BEST WESTERN Premier Kukdo
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As the sun rose over the Sea of Japan, its rays lit the shores of the Korean Peninsular, and with it the hopes and dreams of our journey. The first port of call for most was the bathroom, and once the bidet had been navigated, we moved on to breakfast in the hotel. I was personally impressed by the range of foods on offer here. If you didn't try …
... our sightseeing tour. Maggie, our guide, is really good in english and is explaining, so we see the city wall, Xi'ans landmark and the most complete city wall surviving in China, the Big Wild Goose Pagoda to house figurines of Buddha that a Chinese monk brought to Xi'an and a Jade factory. At 5:00pm we finally get to eat and we are all hungry because we hardly had anything to eat that day. I really enjoyed the dumplings served on a lazy Susan and they ...
... looks bleak and empty but then it is the borderland and the temperature today is -9C. There is a village visible across the zone but this is the famous for being a false village of facades where people used to be bussed in each morning to make it look occupied. You can look through binoculars at the guards on the other side. There is a place called Kaesong City which can also be seen. This is an industrial area where cheap North Korean labour is used in manufacturing. ...
Today I went and did one of the things that I was most hoping to do on this trip – get up close to North Korea by visiting the Demilitarized Zone, or DMZ. I was meant to meet my tour group at the Lotte Hotel at 8am sharp, so I set my alarm accordingly. Unfortunately, despite having changed the time on my phone, for some reason it still went off at the Australian time, not the Korean time. Fortunately this meant that I had an hour to kill, rather ...
... the people outside of the palace were memorializing the deaths of 24 workers who committed suicide or otherwise passed away following layoffs.
With all of the picture taking, the changing of the guards took quite a while, but we still had plenty of time to get to a nearby theater and buy tickets for the 4pm showing of the show Miso. Miso was billed as a showcase for traditional Korean dance and music. Primarily a musical performance, it told the story of Chunhyangjeon, one of ...