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Korea, North Visit: 2006-4
2007-04-19 - I'll upload some shots later, I hope. I was there during Kim Il Sung's birthday celebrations and my tour company was Koryo travels, www.koryogroup.com if you're interested. They're really normal people and they're definitely knowledgeable and fun to be with. So check them out. The trip was for a week and I got to visit a couple of cities, mostly Pyongyang though. The Yang gak do was a quirky hotel if ever there was one. An Egyptian themed disco? Bowling alleys? Kaesung and Wonsan were also interesting. I was anticipating an over-awing sense of grandiose socialism and the intensity of the state. However it was surprisingly low-key, relaxed and, well, 1950s style of street life. Check out some of the documentaries I recommend "A State of Mind" if you're interested in observing the vibe that exists there. Feel free to contact me with any questions.
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