Going shopping in the DPRK

Before I left for the DPRK, I wrote that I thought souvenir selection there would be limited. For a fiendish postcard writer like myself, I worried that there

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Mass Games

If one ever plans a trip to the DPRK, it should be scheduled to coincide with the Arirang Mass Games in late August or early September. The production

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Landing in Pyongyang

Once the plane crossed the Amnok River (the name of the river as it is known in Korean; English uses the Chinese name of Yalu)

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Flying to North Korea

I attended a ninety-minute tour briefing at the Koryo Tours office in Peking the day before we left for the DPRK. The briefing room was

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I’m off

After nine months of planning, I am finally on my way to North Korea. Early this afternoon I leave on a direct flight from Toronto

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Full suitcase

With less than a month before my departure to North Korea, the travel company, Koryo Tours, has sent out a ten-page document to all of its customers outlining the

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