Smog or Nuclear Fallout?

As we head back to the northweast corner of South Korea today, a highlight of our journey looms – the visit to Soraksan National Park and the last of our hiking torture. But two things make me suspicious;

(a) The autumn colours seem to far more accentuated today than on previous days

(b) this is the worst day for smog so far – at least we think it’s smog

(c) we’re back in the military-heavy part of South Korea – but there’s helicopters around and all the soldier boys are standing to attention as we pass by – looks like heightened military alert.

 That nuclear test by the North Koreans this morning was underground wasn’t it?