Mirae Scientist's Street was opened at the end of 2015. Its eccentric, retro-futuristic style of architecture has captured the imagination of spectators to Pyongyang. Iconized by the atom themed residential tower at the top of the street, the complex become a prominent feature of the city's ... » Learn More about Back to the future: A walk down Mirae Scientist’s Street, but what does it mean?
North Korea is constantly in the press. Not only that, is it constantly the centre of negative press too. Due to the profound differences between North Korea and the rest of the world, combined with the secretive nature of the country, reporting on the subject has often been notoriously unreliable. ... » Learn More about Five Viral Media stories about North Korea that weren’t true
Education in North Korea is assumed to be overwhelmingly centred around the country's guiding ideology. That isn't a exaggeration. Copies of old textbooks in North Korea give quite clear examples, such as sums asking how many American Imperialists were killed and so on. This kind of thing gives rise ... » Learn More about This is what a North Korean school is like. A Traveller’s account
The leadership of North Korea is poorly understood in Western political discourse. Kim Jong Un and his predecessors are vilified, mocked and dismissed with the usual western buzzwords of "dictator", "brutal", "despot", "madman" and so on. When faced with the observation that many people in North ... » Learn More about Why do North Koreans revere the Kims? Understanding North Korean leadership objectively
(Above: North Koreans walking on the tracks as the train enters Sinuiju station to begin customs) Building on a previous entry of entering North Korea for the first time today we're going to focus in more detail exactly what happens in North Korean customs (via train). So ... » Learn More about What’s it like going through customs in North Korea?