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I'm struggling to articulate my thoughts on North Korea and rather than write a feeble minded review I thought I'd leave a placeholder here The only reason I bother is so that the blogs make chronological sense. I'll edit this into a proper blog at some time. In the meantime read our next blog about the great ...
... don't. Our group did take a boat tour of the North Korean riverside where we just boated along the river and looked into the country. Guards were clearly visible on the other side and would warn you with pointed guns if you were doing something they didn't like. One of my classmates has a pretty fantastic photo of one such warning. After the boat ride we went to the China/North Korea friendship bridge. Next to ...
... br> The first place we stopped was the Broken Bridge, a bridge between China and North Korea that the Americans bombed during the Korean War. The Chinese saw this as an attack on them and used it as a part of their justification for their involvement in the Korean War. In front of the bridge are two statues of typical socialist fashion, although I am not quite sure of their meaning, as I cannot read Chinese.
Next, we went to the Great ...
... dragon fruit and most importantly, bacon. I washed it all down with a mixture of orange and mango juice. Let's just say that I left the hotel stuffed to the gills. ( AGAIN) Yay happiness in food form!!
I then was driven to the outskirts of town to climb a section of the great wall at Tiger Mountain which runs along the North Korean border. I find it quite fitting that I had my first introduction to the ...
... dinner at a really delicious and fancy restaurant. We had a feast ranging from shrimp, to pork, to clams, to fish, to watermelon, all being rounded out with a spiced pumpkin dish. Oh my goodness was that pumpkin delicious. I left that table stuffed to the gills as they say.
When we got back to the hotel I heard two gentlemen speaking out front and all of a sudden it hit me that they were speaking in Spanish. I ...