Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 5: Completing our last day of the tour and leaving North Korea with a visit to Kim Il-sung Square and the Pyongyang International Culture Center. Going through exit immigration and returning to China. Getting ready for our last day, we packed, checked the room and brought our … Continue reading Freedom! Leaving North Korea
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation An experience at Yanggakdo, the “premium class” hotel in Pyongyang. We stayed at this property for all three nights on our North Korea adventure. Highlights Running hot water and electricity. Two-star amenities. 2nd Tallest Building in Pyongyang A number of activities available to kill time. Experience We stayed … Continue reading Yanggakdo The Most Luxurious Prison in North Korea
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 4: A full tour day in North Korea starting with the Korea DMZ, the ancient capital Kaesong, watching a student play, and ending with a visit to the Monument to the Founding of the Korean Workers’ Party and the Juche Tower. We were on time for breakfast … Continue reading On the Wrong Side of the Korea DMZ
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 3: A packed day on the North Korea tour to Mansudae Fountain Park, Mansudae Grand Monument with the bronze Kim statues, the mountainous Myohyangsan, the laughable International Friendship Exhibition, Pohyonsa the Buddhist temple, Kim Il Sung’s Birthplace, the Pyongyang Metro, the Friendship Tower, and watching the Arirang … Continue reading Obligatory Bow to Supreme Leaders on North Korea Tour
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Day 2: Joining our Chinese tour and entering North Korea (DPRK) by train. Going through terrifying North Korean border control, taking a half day train ride to Pyongyang, meeting our North Korean tour guides, and arriving at the Yanggakdo International Hotel. Tour Group We met with our tour … Continue reading No Turning Back. Entering North Korea.
Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation Planning and Day 1: How we planned our travel to North Korea (DPRK), country 51, and the arduous start of our journey from Beijing to Dandong in the middle of a torrential downpour. Planning to go to North Korea Many people were shocked that Christina and I were … Continue reading Travel North Korea: Powerful and Prosperous Nation