Behind today's door lies a North Korean Karaoke! Such Karaoke's are commonly found in the country's bars and restaurants and reflect a culture shared in both South Korea and Japan. On North Korea tours, it is common for staff to sing to tourists. Usually revolutionary sungs are played, but sometimes ... » Learn More about North Korean Advent Calendar: Day 4!
It's day three of our fabulous Advent Calendar. Now, behind the window sits... Kim-Chi, the most famous Korean staple food! ... » Learn More about North Korean Advent Calendar: Day 3!
Whilst it s common for visitors to North Korea to take a boat ride along the Yalu River, which separates China from its neighbour, one summer when on one of these rides I would experience an unprecedented encounter with locals which would reveal telling truth about the quality of life in ... » Learn More about Tales of the DPRK: Feeding Hungry Soldiers on the Yalu River
Previously on Tales from the DPRK: An evening on the train with a North Korean delegation. The newest account in the series "Tales of the DPRK"- poses to even more remarkable than the first. This is certainly what it says on the tin, a story of a Skype Conversation I once had ... » Learn More about Tales from the DPRK: My skype conversation with a North Korean
Many people believe that all interactions and social engagements with North Koreans are at best, superficial. Whilst undoubtedly the political context of the country does curb some of the opportunities for locals to engage with others, critics of travel to the country go further by arguing all ... » Learn More about Tales from the DPRK: A evening on the train with a North Korean delegation