At the summit, might Trump convince the North Koreans to give up their nukes? It’s possible, but Grub Street points out that “as “a consolation prize“, the isolated country might allow an American fast food burger chain to open in Pyongchang! Continue reading Could An American Fast Food Burger Chain Open In North Korea?
A couple of years back North Korea blamed the U.S. for an internet shutdown in the country which lasted a few days.
From what I had read, the internet isn’t something that the average North Korean gets to use or enjoy. It’s mainly used by the elite and military.
One might wonder what is allowed to be viewed on the internet in this isolated country. Continue reading Oops! World Gets Access to Internet in North Korea
It’s no secret that I’d love to visit North Korea in the near future.
There’s something about this isolated coutry that has me wondering what a trip there is like. Based on what I’ve read and heard, the trips are quite- shall I say unique since more or less, every move you make is watched since you have to travel with a chaperone.
Some popular trips to North Korea are to visit during holidays & events like the Mass Games and others visit to run the North Korea Marathon.
Here is a totally new way to visit North Korea. Continue reading You Can Now Do THIS in North Korea
How would you like to help “start a dialogue between the people of the U.S. and DPRK?”
The DPRK, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea aka North Korea is very high on my list of countries to visit in the future.
One of the largest providers of trips to North Korea, Uri Tours has started a “Kickstarter campaign to encourage communication between the people of the United States and North Korea via postcards“. Continue reading Connect With North Korea Through Kickstarter
A 21 year old NYU student was arrested and charged with illegally entering North Korea.
Joo Won-moon, from New Jersey “was detained on April 22 after crossing the Yalu River from Dandong, China. The river forms part of the North’s border with China,” according to the New York Times. Continue reading NYU Student Arrested Entering North Korea
60 pounds of gold. I could only imagine what that looks and feels like in person.
Oh, and the value. It’s worth close to $1.7 million dollars!
Now could you imagine trying to lift a bag weighing 60 pounds! Or sneaking it into a country… Continue reading Diplomat Tries To Smuggle $1.7 Million In Gold Through Customs
A little over a week back I wrote about how tourists were being banned by North Korea from entering the Pyongyang Marathon due to Ebola fears.
Then I wrote about how I was surprised to find out that North Korea had lifted their travel ban just a week later…
So what’s the deal North Korea??? Continue reading North Korea Now Allowing Tourists To Enter Marathon
A little over a week back I wrote about North Korea banning tourists from participating in the Pyongyang Marathon due to Ebola fears.
In a sudden turn of events, the tourist ban has just been lifted according to an e-mail I received from Uri Tours, “the largest provider of North Korea travel in the US“.
The travel ban has been in place for four months now & was officially lifted on March 2. Continue reading North Korea Lifts Travel Ban
A few days back I saw a story on various news sites about North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un sporting a new haircut.
Not exactly exciting or important news, although it was a bit funny. Check out an article from Vox about it here.
Here is some interesting North Korea travel news… Continue reading North Korea Bans Tourists From Pyongyang Marathon
An American woman was giving a lecture in South Korea and committed a big no-no, she said positive things about North Korea and is now being deported.
I don’t know what’s going on, but it sure does seem that ridiculous news stories keep coming out of the Koreas.
Over the past couple of months we had Korean Air’s Nutty former-executive all over the news and due North Korea we had The Interview making headlines. (Check for links below to some of these stories.) Continue reading American Praises North Korea, Being Deported From S. Korea