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... shown a music appreciation room where people can listen to an array of music. While access to books and music is great, it is not a replacement for the Internet and an ipod.
We checked out a Health club where I got a massage. The massage was very different. It started off with heating the inside of clay cups and placing them on the victim (person being massaged). The cups feels like pinching and results in red marks on back that last over a week. ...
I found the museum used illogical arguments, very little was based on facts. For example, a skull was found with a nail in it and the museum presents it as fact that the US Imperialists torchered the women, doing every perverted act and finally hammering a nail into her head, the had a painting made to show evil looking soldiers doing the deed.
The local guide telling the stories used an emotive told not heard anywhere else in the country.
There were 3 very ...
... time to ride the local trolley car or trams. We learnt that the more stars on the side of the tram indicates how long it has been without an accident. It was nice rattling and rolling down the road.
Next stop was an art studio. There was a huge painting of African elephants, it was so detailed and realistic for an artist who most likely has never gone out of the DPRK. Later we saw an artist painting an image displayed on a computer screen. A elderly ...
... for me it was like a parody.
It was a public holiday, so we went out to the public park to see how the normal people of Pyongyang celebrate National Day. This was so much fun. Elderly people were singing assumable revolutionary songs and dancing in a pavilion. Other locals were having picnics and dancing. Kids were running around. A few of our group were invited to have lunch with a local family and other invited to dance. The locals ...
... the bus, wandering the square did not seem a good move, so I calmly sat on the steps wondering how long it would be before I was missed, I could have a 5 hour wait if they got all the way to Pyongyang, I knew losing a tourist would not go well for the guides. After 10 minutes I heard this roar in the distance, it was the bus racing back, I put out my thumb "Going my way?".
Back in Pyongyang, we went to yet another lovely restaurant. I got warned that ...
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