Damn. I didn't realise that there was a North AND South Korea. And I am not in the one I am meant to be in. Apparently the two countries don't get on and it will be difficult to cross the border and see the Dear Leader about his brolly love. What you might call a bad Korea move.
On the plus side, I have seen a few temples and that and everyone seems to think I am a senior citizen. So plenty of concessions on ticket prices and guaranteed seats on public transport. Result!