The Grand People's Study House is one of North Korea's most recognizable buildings. Built to celebrate Kim il-sun's 70th birthday in 1982, the complex is best known for its traditional Korean style which stands as a showpiece in the background to the many parades which take place below. But it's not ... » Learn More about Don’t judge a book by its cover, a trip to the Grand People’s Study House
Most people will assume that studying at a North Korean University as a foreigner is impossible. As a matter of fact, it's very easy. Visit North Korea are proud to announce the opening of our new Summer DPRK University Language Program (Saturday 15th July- Monday 6th August). This amazing ... » Learn More about Ever wanted to study at a North Korean University? Here’s how
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