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... for passengers to read while waiting for their
trains. The locals kinda looked at us with curiosity but no-one talked
to us. We were quite loud and excited in the train. I felt like we
were always taking too many pictures and the tour guides had to wait for
us for a long time.
On the bus, we saw ...
... br clear="none">The customs at Pyongyang was very slow. There were people with huge blue, red, white
boxes with goods in front of us. Janet talked to three Germans in the line behind us and they were there on a 7-day tour for 1700 euros, departing from Beijing and leaving by train. During our tour, we met foreigners in small groups from one to three persons. After the customs, we followed our tour mates for the tour bus. We were filmed by an ...
... stop point on the outskirts to stop the riff raff coming into town.
When we got back to the Yanggakdo Hotel weirdly it was like being back home.
A couple of joining travellers joined us for dinner at a barbecue restaurant where they make the guests cook their own fat laden meat on a barbecue built into the table. With the quantum of food provided finding room on the table is always a challenge, add a hot barbecue and one is juggling ...
... roads. It was several hours drive on bumpy roads, time to show my photos to our lovely female guide "So Hyoung" and watch the start of a movie.
When we arrived at our accommodation, I think the universal comment was "wow!". The DPRK are wanting to attract more tourists and have built a ski resort that looked absolutely magnificent brilliantly lit up. Our rooms and décor were the best we have come across. The restaurant was nicely partitioned with ...
... the fun park. The more adventurous did the scary rides, I just had a ride on the bumper cars. The good thing here drivers can go any way. US foreigners got to jump all the queues, but we also likely paid 10 times the price.
We were going to have hamburgers but the restaurant was closed and the closest Maccas was in China, so we went to a restaurant that had Pizzas. They were very different but surprised good. I had an anchovy pizza, it took a few bites but I really enjoyed it.