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... toboggan-like slide thing you can take to SLIDE your way down to the bottom! One of the reasons we chose to go to Mutianyu is for the SLIDE! However, if it is raining, they shut it down L So after a few calls to the boys, we figured, 'to hell with them!’ and made a mad dash back to the slide entrance! UNFORTUNATELY it was closed already!!!
We later learned that they had closed the ...
... briefing. We were given a whole range of instructions on what we could and couldn't do once we got into North Korea. Most of it was stuff that we had already read about in the pre-tour info, but it was good to meet the guides and see who would be traveling with. We also received our DPRK tourist cards. These are effectively the visas that get you into the country. Having such a card means that you don't get a stamp in your passport. On ...
... Enough said about that. Onto a short walk to the next park according to our map. 1 hour 15minutes later and no sign of park or tour groups.....I guess people don't walk from place to place here as they all travel by huge air conditioned buses. So arrive at park 2 and get a decent view of city. Then onto Lama temple. It's a temple! Quick lunch on the go and then to the bell and drum towers. ...
... I feel she is starting to warm to us. It's quite funny and I'm not sure how to take it. I guess it's been a while since I've experienced Chineese mannerisms.
After a short walk and a snack of dumplings (and sadly McD's) we have settled in for the night. We will explore properly tomorrow and I am so excited about it. And now, just as I finish up this entry I can hear a traditional chinese instrument being tuned. Wonderful.
... in-the-city-without-worry safe. I have seen no violence. None. Which is interesting when you think of living in a city, especially one with 17 million people in residence. However, it seems that the difference in pay here causes thievery to be a problem. The best way I can state it is that if something looks like it could be easily and hassel-free to steal, then it might. People don't jump you for laptop or phone, but if you lay ...
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