A secretive trip to a secretive country (Part 3)


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August 20th 2010
Published: September 19th 2010
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The DMZ On the the 3rd day of the trip, we made our way to one of the most surreal tourist attractions in the world - the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) which separates North and South Korea. We had to wake up earlier than expected and depart at 7:30am, because the tour guides received information that the DMZ would be closed in the afternoon due to an "event". (Later I found out from the news that the... Read Full Entry



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A painting showing Kim Il Sung and his generals
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A large panoramic painting showing the battle of Taejon
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A closer look at the panoramic painting
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Pyongyang trolley-bus

Each red star represents 50000km of accident-free travel. Looking at the number of stars on this trolley-bus, you can imagine this bus going around Earth 50 times...
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Pyongyang bus

I love the kids sticking their heads out of the window... So cute!



18th December 2012

Thanks for sharing the trip!
As an American it's unlikely that I'll get to visit North Korea anytime, but I really enjoyed reading your posts about visiting. The pictures were great, and though I've read many reports from people who had visited they were all written from an American's or European's point of view, and not from the point of view who toured the country with a Chinese group. It sounds similar, but still different, from the other accounts I've read of visiting there. Thanks again for sharing this. It was truely fascinating.

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