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Stories and Tips North Korea

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Week 52d - An Obligatory Bow

Written by Shady Ady on 24 Nov, 2010

A trip to North Korea isn’t really complete without enjoying a dog barbecue at least once. I’ve eaten dog once before in China, and have to say the taste of dog certainly beats the image of eating it. With so few restaurants accommodating foreign tourists,…Read More


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Week 52c - Imperialist Enemy

Written by Shady Ady on 24 Nov, 2010

This would be my last full day in North Korea. Unfortunately, due to the extortionate prices charged to visit this secluded republic, my meagre teaching wages couldn’t afford a longer stay.Again leaving the hotel at the crack of dawn, with other buses and their armed…Read More


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Week 52b - Hidden Messages (Part 2)

Written by Shady Ady on 24 Nov, 2010

............................For most people the highlight of any trip to North Korea is the chance to see the Arirang Games, the largest choreographed gymnastic performance in the world, performed by over 100,000 gymnasts, artists and children. The games are the perfect opportunity to show off the…Read More


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Week 52b - Hidden Messages (Part 1)

Written by Shady Ady on 24 Nov, 2010

One thing they don’t like to give you whilst in North Korea is free-time. Free-time breeds curiosity and in North Korea curiosity can land you in a lot of trouble. After scoffing down a breakfast consisting of New Zealand Anchor butter and my first toast…Read More


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Week 52a - The Axis of Evil?

Written by Shady Ady on 24 Nov, 2010

North Korea hasn’t really received many creditable reviews as a tourist destination. With George Bush’s infamous ’Axis of Evil’ words and the fatal shooting of a 53 year old South Korean tourist by a North Korean soldier, this isn’t the kind of publicity tourist boards…Read More


The Most Hermetic Country in the World

Written by jorgejuan on 12 Mar, 2006

I was in Beijing just enjoying the city with my hired bicycle when I saw the North Korean Embassy and went inside for curiosity to have information about this hermetic country. I was introduced to the chief of the travel agency RYOHAENGSA, who had his…Read More


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