This guy can move:
The fellow coming into the shot at the end of that one then pulled me over for soju and dancing. To my luck my guide did not know how to use the video function on my camera.
This was the most fun, unscripted moment on my North Korea Victory Day tour. Since I had seen the DMZ on my prior trip, Uri Tours agreed for a reasonable fee to arrange a private excursion to Nampo and the UNESCO-listed Complex of Koguryo Tombs. Like my prior trip, I found the guides to be much more comfortable with a solo traveler, and the male guide was relieved to go back to his smoking when he found I speak Chinese and the Chinese-speaking female guide could do the heavy lifting.
The official stop in Nampo was the engineering feat West Sea Barrage. Walking the hilltop grounds of the lighthouse/exhibition center I heard strains of music from the beach below despite the steady drizzle. The guides agreed to let me go down and we found families enjoying the holiday, splashing in the water, barbequing clams, quaffing soju, dancing without abandon.
So fun is allowed in North Korea, sometimes, in some places.