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  • Korean Movies and CDs

    Kaesong Shopping

    The Gift shop at the folk hotel had the usual array of souvenirs on offer - celadon pottery, books about the sights of old Kaesong, but the highlights for us were the selection of DVDs of North Korean film, and Korean Music.The music on offer was usually of a military or patriotic nature, full of stirring marches and more reminiscent of Russian...

  • Customers are advised NOT to fiddle....

    Kaesong Warnings and Dangers

    My room at the folk hotel had traditional Korean 'ondol' underfloor heating. Not so sure about the safety of the wiring!

  • Pansanggi Restaurant in Kaesong

    Kaesong Restaurants

    Like many other times in the DPRK when we stopped for lunch, the bus just pulled up in from of what looked otherwise like an apartment building. When we trooped inside we found tables set up with a multitude of little brass dishes. Always an odd number apparently. We got 13. At the rear of the room was a mural of Mt Paektu.The style of restaurant...



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  • 'Peace Museum' and Armistice Talks Hall

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    These buildings are reached after leaving the Visitors Centre inside the DMZ. They were reputedly erected in 'a couple of days' to accommodate the talks, held on 27 July 1953.We got a look at the small building where the talks were held (a table, some chairs), before moving to the more interesting 'Peace Museum', a barn-like building with a group...

  • Does 'The Concrete Wall' exist?

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    The DPRK is very keen on on the 'Concrete Wall' story. We were accompanied by the jolliest military man we encountered on this trip. Not a stern faced fellow he. It is quite a long drive into scrubby hills, with many villages along the way. We weren't supposed to take photos from the bus windows, but of course, that did not stop us.We proceed up a...

  • World's Tallest Flag

    P'anmunjom-ni Things to Do

    I've read mixed reports about if the DPRK's flag just outside the JSA is the world's tallest, but I will say that I've seen none that compare to it.


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