After showing respect to every monument in Pyongyang, it is now time to inspect some of the impressive facilities North Korea beholds.
Pyongyang, North Korea... These names have always been mysterious for me. With North Koreans known to be so close-minded, what kind of capital city can they possibly build?
We arrived at carriage No.13 on time but was turned down at the door. Apparently there is another carriage No.13 at the end of train, that is 'especially' prepared for foreigners going to North Korea.
I arrive early in the evening, and I found directly my two weekend companions on Nopparat Thara Beach, right next to that of Ao Nang.
We find a hotel very quickly on Koh Phi Phi Don the evening we arrive. It is not very expensive, it has style and it has a nice room and a nice swimming pool.
Year 2553 (Thai solar calendar). I meet Anselm in Bangkok for a quick getaway of 9 days throughout Thailand. It is midnight at the Burger King on Khao San Road, a real good old appointment place for loosers.
When we arrived in Bali, we went directly to à Ubud, in central Bali. Ubud is proving friendly upon arrival. Yet much frequented by tourists, it has a relaxing atmosphere and probably very typical balinese.
We choose Senggigi as General Quarter. The situation at sea is pleasant, our intended destinations are not more than 2h-3h by car, and the hotel is not really expensive, yet luxurious enough.
We make a nice arrival in Flores. The place is very wild but Labuanbajo turns out to be an ugly town. We find here only one ATM, and some money-changers (apparently the dream work of locals).