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Life in North Korea

Life in North Korea – Part 7

Life in North Korea. Kumgang, DPRK.  27 June 2017. * (For the previous part, click here: Mt. Kumgang North Korea – Part 6) The doorbell of my hotel room in Kumgang, North Korea, went off at 06:00. The front desk sent someone to my room door to wake me up because the telephones in the hotel do not work… Breakfast.  Bus.   Life in North Korea and off to Mt. Kumgang…my group of seven Chinese tourists and I… North Korea...

Mt. Kumgang North Korea

Mt. Kumgang North Korea – Part 6

Mt. Kumgang North Korea. Pyongyang, DPRK. 26 June 2017. * (For the previous part, click here: A Visit to the North Korea DMZ – Part 5) Kim, my North Korea guide, could not wait to see me this morning to ask me what happened with Jo, the Chinese girl, last night.  Nothing happened, but I enjoyed his effort to be nosy so much that I remained silent and decided not to tell him anything… “Good morning, Pyongyang!” After breakfast at...

North Korea DMZ.

A Visit to the North Korea DMZ – Part 5

North Korea DMZ Demilitarized Zone, DPRK. * (For the previous part, click here: (Barely) Backpacking North Korea – Part 4) Kaesong, North Korea.   North Korea DMZ. June 25, 2017. We arrived at the North Korea Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) after a long and rough three hour journey from Pyongyang.  A lot of military was in the vicinity of the North Korea DMZ.  My North Korea guide, Kim, had told me earlier that a soldier would be our guide through the North Korea...

(Barely) Backpacking North Korea – Part 4

Backpacking North Korea.  Pyongyang.   June 25, 2017. (Perhaps that is a little misleading.  I am hardly backpacking North Korea right now, but I did show up in this country with a small backpack.  I would love to backpack North Korea, but regulations against that are the stickiest of any country in the world.) * (For the previous, click here: Travel North Korea – Pyongyang – Part 3) I received three wake-up calls this morning from 06:30 onwards.  No one wanted...