Travel Blogs from Pyongyang
Interesting start to the day: I have been leaving things in my room every time we check-out (such as a packet of crackers or some chocolates from China) for the locals to take and do with as they wish (one would assume they wish to eat them, but I am beginning to assume less and less). On this particular day I left a packet of biscuits I had bought …
Groundhopper stayed here on Nov 21, 2007 during their trip titled: North Korea to Mr Kim.
... Ho. They were very welcoming and once we were through we were put on a luxury bus and headed off to our hotel. Immediately you could tell this was like no where else I had been before. The uniforms, the feel of the place it was really interesting.
Driving on the way to the city we passed fields, with people going about their every day life. There were hardly any vehicles on the road and most people were cycling or walking. ...
... extremely strict security scan. The scan and body search followed and we were then on a very long travelater going towards the massive building. This took a 90 degree turn and followed the wide man made moat that surrounds the whole complex. The next travelater was even longer and took a full 7 minutes, taking us past photos of the Kim's at various stages in their lives. Finally we made it into the main building which was spotless, silent and had more marble and chandeliers ...
... post cards and envelopes. After our shopping we walked around a traditional Korean building complex, which was the Koryo museum, where it was interesting to see the price chart indicating a cow cost used to cost 5x that of a slave. We then drove to the outer boundary of the demilitarised zone (DMZ) and the border between North and South Korea. Here we were all offloaded from the bus and given an explanation of the zone from a soldier. We were then told to ...
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