Lists, North Korea

20 Things I Noticed About North Korea

1. Blackouts All the time. Everywhere. We visited in winter so the blackouts are pretty regular during this season. A lot of the generators use the flow of rivers to create power and the rivers were freezing over where it was so cold. 2. Women Take Care of Their Appearance  Almost all of the women […]

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My Visit to Wonsan Orphanage, North Korea

Wonsan orphanage opened in late 2015 so we were very lucky to get a chance to visit during our trip to North Korea. Apparently, we were some of the first westerners to see it which is very exciting. There were 2 newly renovated buildings. One is for babies and young toddlers aged 0-4  years old […]

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My Visit to Kamsusan Palace of the Sun

Kamsusan Palace of the Sun is the name given to the mausoleum of Kim Il Sung and his son, Kim Jong Il. If you already know a bit about The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea then you’ll be aware that they basically worship the two deceased leaders like Gods- especially Kim Il Sung who the Korean people still consider their […]

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Jess Travels to North Korea

 Visiting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was one of the most fascinating travel experiences of my life so far. If you seriously want to learn more about the country I would highly recommend you visit. Sometimes their culture can be seen as a joke to us here in the western world and don’t get […]

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Getting the Train to North Korea

When visiting North Korea you can either enter by plane or train from Beijing. If you are American you HAVE to go by plane ( not really sure why this is a rule ).  We chose to take the train as it was soo much cheaper although it does take a lot longer.  Here’s what […]

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How to get a North Korea stamp in your passport

If, like me, you love collecting stamps in your passport from every country you visit then you may be interested to know how you go about getting one from North Korea. When visiting the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea’s official name) you will need to go using a tour company. As far as […]

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