The world’s most secretive and paranoid country is a guaranteed oddity. You will feel like in a mix between Orwell’s 1984 and The Truman Show, permanently observed and chaperoned around the country, never having a chance to actually peak or interact with anyone. The hermit Country is in a constant admiration of its leader. Walk through the metro museum only to be told how the Great Leader taught them how to build it and pay your tribute to their embalmed corpses. A country largely stuck in the 50s, after the Korean and Second World Wars, time has remained still since then. An idle Macbook sitting on a desk table at a museum stands as a macabre and rather ironic reminder that there is no internet, no contact with the outside world and that the population does not actually know what it is. This is a trip back in time, to a time when Communism was still revered and totalitarian regimes were possible.
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Facts about North Korea – 26 things you didn’t know about the DPRK
An image speaks a thousand words and, in the DPRK, this holds truer than anywhere else. These are some, not all, of the things that will surprise you about a country that has been so isolated from the rest of the world
2015 in Travel: From the Cook Islands to Namibia and beyond
Starting in Bora Bora and the Cook islands and crossing the Pacific, Asia, Europe and the US I ended the year in Namibia, Africa. All continents covered in 2015
De-militarization zone or DMZ in North Korea, imaginary walls and war
The Korean war never officially ended but a ceasefire created the de-militarized buffer zone. Hearing the Norths view on the war and the wall the South has allegedly built was an ironic if revealing explanation of events.
26 never seen before photos of North Korea that will amaze you
26 photographs that show a side to North Korea that you may have never seen before
Kumsusan North Korea or Palace of the Sun
A visit to North Korea cannot be complete without paying respects to the Great Leaders Mausoleum, a visit that, we were told, was almost mandatory for every tourist coming to the country. Read more to know what to expect
My North Korea Tour: Observations of Life in the “Hermit Country”
The most secretive and isolated country in the world is a contradictory revelation of humanity and an example of what would have happened to the rest of the world without the progress of the last 70 years
6 day itinerary for a trip to North Korea, the most isolated country
“What did you do in north Korea?” Is the most asked question I get when I say I went there. This piece answers that question