North Korea in pictures

North Korea has been a hot topic worldwide in recent weeks. Headlines are a plenty, Kim Jong Un is receiving visits from the likes of Dennis Rodman, and nuclear missiles are being prepared to level the ROK and Guam. So, being a short way north of the border, I thought I might go have a little peek.

Yes, that’s right! Myself and 2 friends took a little trip down to Dandong (A Chinese city on the border with North Korea) over the Qing Ming holiday…

Writer’s block is a b*tch! Dandong was nice, seeing Korea was amazing! Here are some photo’s.

 

Looking over the Yalu River

Looking over the Yalu River

Chinese tourists in front of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge

Chinese tourists in front of the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge

A pier between the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge and the Yalu Jiang Duan Qiao bridge

A pier between the Sino-Korean Friendship Bridge and the Yalu Jiang Duan Qiao bridge

Yalu Jiang Duan Qiao bridge

Yalu Jiang Duan Qiao bridge

The Ferris Wheel

The Ferris Wheel

The next group of photos were taken from within North Korea, on a boat trip for 50RMB. Yes that’s right! For only £5 you can pop over the border.

A North Korean dock

A North Korean dock

A North Korean souvenir salesman

A North Korean souvenir salesman

A cyclist

A cyclist

A ferry between Korean islands

A ferry between Korean islands

A Korean village

A Korean village

A Korean villager watches the tour boats

A Korean villager watches the tour boats

Myself, Dane and Alex in North Korean waters

Myself, Dane and Alex in North Korean waters

Kids say the ******* things!

Having grown up in relative urban non-existence (Wikipedia tells me my home until I was 11 had a population of less than 200), I’ve began to see that I am in fact a bit of a country boy!

Having moved from Plymouth (258,700 population) to Shenyang (8.1 million population), I’ve begun to miss some of the finer things in life. The colour green is a good example

Dane enjoys a stroll through the local flora

Dane enjoys a stroll through the local flora

 

Ok, so it was a long shot expecting to move to an industrial city and be greeted with a “Chinese” Dartmoor (my old playground) just a 15 minute bike ride away. But I wasn’t expecting my mood to dip so much as a result! Don’t worry, this isn’t a whine and groan post, read the title…

 

In my extreme depression (slight downer) I took to looking through all the funny things my students have said in the months since my arrival. It’s way past time I shared these with you, so here they are!

 

DISCLAIMER: All quotes are the expressed opinions of the children involved. They by no means represent the thoughts of this bloggist. They’re just all so very rude! (None have been exaggerated!)

 

  • “Cumcake” (cupcake)

 

  • “This is my dickhead!” (This is Dicks head) – Dick was not amused!

 

  • “Potpiss” (puppet)

 

  • “Bollocks” (box)

 

  • “This is a truckbird.” (The bird is on the truck) – The critically acclaimed prequel to CatDog.

 

  • “I see a whore.” (I see a horse) – Soon followed by…

 

  • “Yes, you can pet the whore!” (…horse) – Brothels are different here!

 

  • “Peter Piper picked a pale of dilly willy.” – Ok, so this was a longshot, the adults also struggled.

 

  • “I can go to the loo.” (…zoo)

 

  • “Mum is in the chicken.” (Mum is in the kitchen) – How his mum got in there, we’ll never know.

 

  • “Fuck” (four) – A cornerstone of the English language.

 

  • “This is my cock!” (This is my cup) – Thankfully just a slip of the tongue.

 

  • “I like smoking.” – Mark is a little legend, and only 3 years old. I asked “What do you like?” again the next day, realising he shouldn’t say this and with a huge grin on his face, he said those exact same words.

 

  • “Ass crease” (ice cream)

 

  • “Pot King” (popcorn)

 

  • “The pig is in the bum.” (The pig is in the barn)

 

  • “I am in the pub.” – Lessons in the pub… Now there’s an idea!

 

Don't let his cuteness fool you...

Don’t let his cuteness fool you…

 

I hope you’ve enjoyed my kids rude rantings as much as I have. I’m sure there will be more to come so keep visiting.

 

Peace