For China’s National Day holiday — the week-long holiday that witnesses 1/5 of humanity all taking their well-deserved vacations to the same places at the same time (worth clicking!) — we decided to make like all the other Chinese of means and just get the heck out. It’s not that we didn’t want to stick around to celebrate the New China’s 1949 liberation from feudalism, superstition and capitalist imperialism. No, it’s just that we coincidentally discovered some really cheap flights to Japan!
Between the Middle Kingdom and the Land of the Sun’s Origin (my own, less-poetic translation of 日本), however, lies another realm: 朝鮮, Land of the Fresh Bright Dawn. Continue reading