The first two parts can be found here:
1/3: North Korea Day 1 (4/4/2013)
2/3: North Korea Day 2 - AM (4/5/2013)
After a busy morning of touring, our groups met at a Korean hotpot restaurant across the street from Pyongyang's Embassy Quarter. Both the food and presentation were good, and eating with new friends made the experience even better.
|Embassy row outside of restaurant|
|Entrance of Juche Tower|
|Juche Tower from the front|
|Worker's Party Monument|
|View from the center|
Next up was Mangyongdae Native House, where Kim Il-Sung was raised. The neighborhood area was quiet and well maintained. We also drank from the local well, which is said to bring good health.
|Propaganda car while driving to Mangyongdae|
|Mangyongdae tour guide|
|Drinking water well|
|Trying the water!|
|Saw some troops while driving back to city|
|Pyongyang Metro station|
|Mr. Lim, Ms. Pang & I|
As we exited the Metro, we were greeted by the massive Arch of Triumph. Unfortunately, it was raining, which dampened (pun intended) the moment, but all in all, it was an impressive monument in the city.
|Shopping in Pyongyang|
|Ball used by Kim Il-Sung|
|Check out them shoes!!!|
|Serious alley cats!|
|North Koreans enjoying the bowling alley|
Ms. Pang asked us if we were interested in going to a Korean Happy Hour, a YES of course (who would ever say no!?!?!), so we enjoyed some local beer at Taedonggang No 3 Bar. I've said in earlier posts, but the local beers were excellent, which I could purchase some in China.
|Very nice bar!|
|Drinking next to Koreans|
|Table top BBQ|
|Powers out! Handy man saving the day|
|After dinner performance|
|She rocked it!|