Travel Blogs from Pyongyang
... Pyongyang to Seoul is in a fairly bad state, at least on the DPRK side, but it passes through so,e beautiful scenery. I didn't take pictures though because I can't stand the reflections you get taking photos through windows. We were also told at times not to take photos because there were military check points etc. Back in Pyongyang we went straight to the War Museum. First we were taken through a collection of captured US Army objects, with photos as to how they ...
... to be expected according to the TV cliches about this country, but as I mentioned this was done in the mode of simply visiting a tourist attraction rather than being an attempt to convert us or something.
Il Sung defeated the Japanese colonists in 1945, a 20 year struggle starting 1925 after the Japs had been here since the turn of the 20th century. He died 1994, although the monument was built 1972 (not including Jong Il's ...
Overall I had a great time in North Korea. Of course you don't see all the bad stuff that goes on in the country you are ushered well clear of that.
I never ever felt threatened or unsafe in the country. People just went about their business like any normal city does and didn't really batter an eye lid at you. You don't see anyone ever really smiling and you see people looking at you in ...
... the only one ever to play against a professional team.
The team we were playing against were in the premier league in North Korea, although not one of the top clubs they were sill of course a very good team.
After another not so delicious breakfast we headed out with our guides to do the sight seeing thing, as you do!
Off on our tour bus we headed out to see the Mandsuade Grand Monument which consisted of the 2 bronze statues of the ...
... at Manhattan in some ways. Breakfast served in the revolving restaurant was not the best I have ever had, sometimes you just dont really feel like pasta and chicken wings in the morning, so I opted for a piece of bread, an omelette's and some pancakes.
After lunch we started our grand exploration into Pyongyang. We started by visiting the Kumsusan Memorial Palace of the Sun where the 2 Kims are laid to rest. For North Koreans this is ...
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