The Wandering Scot

An occasional travel journal.

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I’ve been through the Lenin Mausoleum and the Mao Mausoleum. The Kim Il Sung Mausoleum is much, much, more intense than either. Definitely no loitering, chattering, or smirking. We were strongly encouraged by our guides to dress in our best clothes and to wear shirts and ties for our visit. The Mausoleum is a large […]

North Korea's Mass Games

I attended the Mass Games in Pyongyang. They were a bizarre, wonderful and very intense experience.  (More photos here.) The current version of the games, the “Arirang”, tells the history of North Korea through a giant series of dance and gymnastic sequences. There are reportedly up to 100,000 participants, although only a few hundreds or […]