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... the hill and back to where we start. Again the were magnificent views from the wall. It was good to get some exercise.
We then went a little up river to a dock to hire a speed boat. The Chinese in around 2006 put up a sturdy fence topped with razor wire along the river. Apparently the Chinese have an agreement with the DRPK to use the water ways, so the speedboat headed off down the river. At on point we has DRPK land on both ...
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 ...
It was time to say goodbye to Pyongyang and our DPRK guides. It was mixed feeling leaving, it was the beginning of the end on my trip, there was sadness leaving our temporary home base of Pyongyang, but there was a sense of freedom getting out passports back and not been under the eye of our guides.
I actually came to like our DRPK guides, they were professional but also fun to be with. When I was sick the guides genuinely were concerned for me and they did their best ...
... to get your "allocated" seat or bed.The "hard sleeper is not all bad. A six berth compartment with no door to the passage way. I got a reasonable nights sleep as it was lights out at 10.30 and everyone actually went to sleep - not like my last two nights at the hostel where everyone wanted to talk, and come and go, all night - so I was reasonably fresh to explore Dandong after I arrived at 9am.First stop was the "War to Resist American Aggression and Aid Korea ...
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 ...