Jozankei Daiichi Hotel Suizantei
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- Shuttle bus service
- High-speed internet in room
- Banquet room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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Day 4 - The Mother F*cking DMZ
I should start by mentioning that pretty much the entire time we were in North Korea our tour guide had all of our passports. For a country trying to at least pretend it’s normal, it isn’t doing a very good job on that account. What country takes your passport away from you? We were literally in their mercy the entire trip.
I mention this now because today was our last day of the tour. Today we went to ...
Monday I spent the afternoon at Mariko's apartment for lunch. Hiroko and Keiko joined us all well. There was a lot of food and many treats for dessert, but they were good to snack on as we chatted over a few hours or so. The ladies were so kind and each brought me a present. Luckily, I didn't have to say goodbye because I should still see them for the next two weeks on Tuesdays.
Tuesday was my last tutoring session with Yuko, or really more like the last time ...
... go airborne and then land on two thin and slick pieces of metal. It also allowed us to see the snow removal team using leaf blowers to keep the snow from piling on the track.
Only a few skiers made their way down and although it had pretty much snowed the entire time then a heavy band of snow came through and everything stopped. At this point you couldn't see the bottom of the hill so they had good reason to take a break. We spent this time trying to ...
... snack in my pocketbook and already had one on me. I was very careful about getting back on the correct bus after my mishap last week coming back from Costco and thankfully ended up at the right subway station.
Thursday night we went out to dinner with Atsuo, Akemi and a visiting post-doc from Hiroshima. Chris and I left a little early to get to the center of the city so we could stop and pick up his boots, which Atsuo got a call about. I would have loved to of ...
... the zone. I was in the zone too alright… but more like the o-zone layer (what a sh*t joke that was). But seriously I had so much energy just flowing through me and I felt a bit nauseous and dizzy at times. Sweat ever present of course. Anyway they split the main classroom into 2 and we had our own little groups of 4. But it wasn’t just 4. It was 4-5 trainers watching, our branch manager, Cedric popping in and out and oh yeh…. It was being filmed. Anyway first ...