The other side of North Korea

When the aircraft takes off from the North Korean capital, tourists have this guilty excitement appearing in slightly dangerous situations. The plane, which flew for the first time in the sixties, certainly does not comply with the international security rules. Maybe oxygen masks and life vests stayed in Russia, the country it is from, with… Continue reading The other side of North Korea

Pyongyang or a North Korean showcase

Twenty-four hours after leaving Beijing, high-rise buildings religiously set in the landscape have been replaced by smaller ones, with crumble facades. We are half-way between Sinuiju, where we entered the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK, official name of North Korea), and Pyongyang, its capital. The sleeper train, staggering along the empty roads, is carrying… Continue reading Pyongyang or a North Korean showcase