Crowne Plaza Hotel Dandong
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- High-speed internet in room
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... and we moved on.
After a spicy lunch, it was off to the Revolution museum to get the Chinese version of the Korean War. My guide was a real historian and I was privileged to get a detailed account of the war from his perspective. How it started, how the Chinese got involved, the battles won and mistakes made by both sides and how it ended. It was very different than DPRK account where Kim Il Song defeated the American ...
There was not really a lot to see in Sinuiju, we visited the statues of the former dear leaders, they were the same as in Pyongyang just scaled down. My guides went to explain what one does at the statue, having been in country 3 weeks this was not my first statues of the leaders.
The revolution museum was being renovated so only saw a display showing how often each of the leaders have blessed the museum with their presence.Went to a ...
... the group.
We said our good byes and we're locked into the train and we were off.
I thought I was going to be in a 6 berth with just 1 other fellow, but then the conductor directed 3 local North Koreans , a boy with his mother and grandfather, into the cabin. A boy was watching intensely as I transferred photos from my camera. I handed him my tablet to scroll through my photos taken in Korea, the mother and grand father also looked on. The grand ...
... showed Chinas perspective of the Korean War. Mainly photos and narrative of different battles. The story was a bit different to the War Museum in Seoul with the emphasis on the battles they won - not lost. Fatalities inflicted on the enemy seemed a little high. I'm sure if I had of added them up for all the battles described the UN forces would have been annihilated many times over ( one pilot shot down over 50 enemy aircraft!!!!!!). But interesting.Then to the ...
... from what, no one knows, and tastes like alcoholic plastic) that he offered me. I politely declined. A drunken boat ride just didn't seem appealing. Finally, a group of 4 Chinese college students arrive and I am put on a boat with them. The air above the river, which had just melted, was rather cold, and as we took off and sped up, my eyes started to involuntarily tear up and almost freeze. The girls on the boat were cowering from the wind. But, ...