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Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Misty Mountains and Little Brown Soldiers

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... buses, some 90 foreigners in all, and waiting outside my bus, I chattered absently with a tour guide, distracted by the North Korea soldier standing a few metres away, and mesmerized by the portrait of Kim Il Sung--still head of state 12 years after his ...

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Hiking In The Hermit Kingdom

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... foreign investment in North Korea, Hyundai's Kumgangsan tourist region is one of Pyongyang's highest currency generators. Despite North Korea's devout anti-American sentiment, the US dollar rules in Kumgangsan. Whisked from the hotel compound and onto a ...

Dark Side Of The Earth, Kumgangsan, Korea Dem Peoples Rep travel blog

Dark Side Of The Earth

A travel blog entry by darkstar

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... visit to the DMZ and the hiking tour of Kumgangsan, the next stop is Pyongyang. Why am I so fascinated by North Korea? I'm not ideologically sympathetic. I find Kim Jong il and his regime repellent. It's more about my own curiosity and desire to know. ...

Korean Culture, Seoul, Korea Rep. travel blog

Korean Culture

A travel blog entry by mikeandrachel

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We really like Seoul, it seems to have everything: Lots of unique tourist attractions, a cheap transport network, and a wide variety of restaurants and bars. The people are so respectful here; they bow their heads when saying Hello and Thank you. It ...