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?
The North Korean travel industry has been running for over 20 years now. In that timescale, thousands and thousands of people have visited the country from a variety of destinations across the world. As the industry has grown, this has included in recent years, up to 6000 or so visitors from Western ... » Learn More about Fact Check: Is it really dangerous to Visit North Korea?
For those who have never been to North Korea. The prospect of entry might seem quite daunting. First timers often assume that obtaining a visa to enter the country must be a difficult and immensely bureaucratic process with an endless chain of security hoops to jump through. Guess what? That's a ... » Learn More about What is a North Korean tourist Visa like? How do you get one?
The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun was described by our guides as "The Most Sacred Place in North Korea". For them, it's a big deal. The Palace, Kim Il-Sung's former residence, serves now as the Mausoleum for him and his son Kim Jong Il. If you believed North Korea in general is bizarre and unusual, ... » Learn More about Inside The Kumsusan Palace of the Sun: Surreal even by North Korean Standards