Monday, June 14, 2010

North Korean food products

This post took place on June 4 and 5, 2010.

Just got back to the US last night.

We visited the DMZ twice. Once on June 4 in Goseong on the eastern shore where you could get a sense of what a vast nature reserve the place has become

Looking into North Korea

and the next day in Pamunjun where you get a sense of both the seriousness of the division and how important the theater of it all is.

South Korean soldiers facing North Korea

At both sites you could buy North Korean food products, as a courtesy for tourists.

It's not possible for the South to import these directly; they are imported from North Korea to China, then South Korea. It might have been a fun thing to try North Korean liquor, but it doesn't seem conscionable to buy it from a country with widespread malnourishment.

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