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... no mention of the Chinese.
The last stop was the Broken Bridge, a bridge bombed by the US in the Korean War to attempt to stop the Chinese helping the north Koreans.
My time in Dandong was coming to an end, I was handed my train ticket to Beijing in a soft sleeper with 4 bunks in the room and dropped of at the station. Matt, a fellow DRPK traveller was travelling back on the same train. It was quite comfortable in the ...
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 ...
... security and then to get on the train. The security seems to be over the top; to me anyway. First you have to show your passport or id to make sure the ticket you have purchased is yours ( to buy a ticket you have to present id and this is printed on the ticket). After that you have to put your bag through xray. A bit like boarding a plane and it all takes time. Then you go to a waiting room until about 15 minutes before the train is ready to depart and then there is a ...
School here has been chugging along like normal. Midterms are approaching. I still love my students, my classes are going well. I got a cold for a week and fell a bit behind in marking, but I'm almost caught up so that feels good.
Today is a 'test day'. My students are writing tests all classes so I get to spend my time supervising, marking, and of course helping when needed.
But the whole point of this blog update is that I finally did ...