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... side. We were then taken to the armistice hut, where the two sides negotiated and signed a truce. The funny thing I found is that the South and the US signed under the UN flag, which has been allowed to decay. They also have a nice one, but the original is discoloured and looks old and tired. The North Korean flag is as beautiful and crisp as the day it was made - but only the UN flag has been replaced. Next we were driven down to the actual military border, where ...
... and American invading forces, and then to bow with hats off, this was requested in a non-forceful manner. It was gently suggested to us as a way to show respect. The result was we were only too happy to follow along, but we were also propelled by a desire to show our sensitivity and contribute to a building of trust.
Contrary to what we see on TV, whilst the guides made displays of nationalism, such as taking us to monuments ...
After all the fun and excitement of the past few days it was back to reality as we said goodbye to North Korea before heading back to Hong Kong via Beijing.
Waking up early to catch the 9am flight back to Beijing we said a found farewell to our guides who had been brilliant getting drink off half a bottle of beer and turning red in the process the night before. Being in our own tour group allowed us to have ...
... again all for show or just a coincidence?
Heading to the underground the deepest in the world at 100 meters was interesting to see with each station having its own theme, all praising the great leader and the country. Going down the escalator you see no advertising whats so ever, there is no brands here and no advertising, like no where else I have ever been. Starting at the top of the escalator you can just make out a small white dot at the ...
... state with 4 people per line, bow in front of them, then walk to one side, bow again to them, then go to the back and stop, then to the other side and then bow to them again 3 times in all before exiting the large room. This was done for Kim senior and Kim junior.
In the museum was a the train that the 2nd Kim allegedly died in along with a map of everywhere he had been in the world on that train, the senior had done some interesting ...
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