On the way to North Korea, unless you're going directly, Dandong is an interesting stop. Directly facing the DPRK, the diverging worlds of China and its neighbour are set apart by the Yalu River, which is classified as "international waters" between the two countries. Much is made of the ability to ... » Learn More about We took a boatride on the Yalu River across the Sino-Korean Border. Here’s what we saw.
North Koreans are human beings. Contrary to popular mythology, they are not brainwashed or deceived "robots" in blind service or fear to their government. These stereotypes are based on strong misunderstandings of the country's history, society, politics and of course culture. Although they are shy ... » Learn More about These things helped me break the ice with North Koreans. Relationship building in the DPRK.
In 2015 we went to visit the area around Sariwon, Hwanghae (Yellow Sea) Province. After having lunch in the city centre, the guides took us to visit what they called the "Sariwon Collective Farm" which was an agricultural complex about 10 minutes away. It came complete with a museum which they ... » Learn More about I found this exploring a North Korean house in the country, it didn’t make any sense
North Korea's society and economy are changing. Grassroots moves towards marketization in the country has led to its permeation with all kinds of products from the outside world. The residents of Pyongyang, the most prosperous part of the country, have an increasing ability to purchase goods that we ... » Learn More about 7 Famous brands you’d never thought you could buy in Pyongyang!
What really happens when people Visit North Korea? 1. They realize not everything the media claims is true To visit North Korea is to actively rebel against a behemoth of often hysterically negative media coverage. In the Western world, the media has so much to say and judge ... » Learn More about Four unbelievable things what happen to people when they Visit North Korea