Tag Archives: Pyongyang

The DPRK (Northern Korea) Jaunt, Part 칠: Finale

I’ve been interested in mass transit systems, say subways (metros) and monorails,  for quite a long time; I remember being impressed by the people mover at Disney Weld in Florida in the early 90s,  more so than by any of … Continue reading

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The DPRK (Northern Korea) Jaunt, Part 육: Pyongyang Tour 2

I mentioned in the last post that I would be back after “a bus ride to the border with the ROK.”  Hmm, even though I reckon everyone understood the meaning through context, that might be rad if I hopped on … Continue reading

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The DPRK (Northern Korea) Jaunt, Part 오: Pyongyang Tour 1

As soon as the tour group exited the airport, we were introduced to the two DPRK minders who would be with us for the duration of our journey.  The woman had more of a stiff upper lip, while the man … Continue reading

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The DPRK (Northern Korea) Jaunt, Part 사: Pyongyang Hotel

An empty tarmac, save for a decades-old Tupolev jet in one corner, greeted us as we stepped off the plane.  A no-frills, aged but very clean terminal was our first point of interest.  By the moment my eyes made contact … Continue reading

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