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Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Guinness at the North Korea to South Korea Border at Panmunjom, DMZ

Did you hear the one about the Northern Irishman and the Southern Irishman drinking Irish stout on the North Korea to South Korea border? Hands across the divide – two countries on one island, two countries on one peninsula. One love – Guinness. The black stuff. Through my time working in Irish pubs and backpacking Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: Drinking Guinness at the North Korea to South Korea Border at Panmunjom, DMZ[…]

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Revival to Glory: Riding on the Pyongyang Metro, North Korea

Riding on the Pyongyang Metro System is oddly a highlight from your visit to North Korea’s lively capital city. Forget the busy London tubes, the old grubby New York Subway and the soul-less Shanghai Metro, this is Pyongyang – and it has a Metro System like nowhere else on earth. Here are 10 facts I Read more about Revival to Glory: Riding on the Pyongyang Metro, North Korea[…]

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World Borders: Flying from Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea

For the first time ever on my world borders series, I’m writing about a flight. Probably the reason for this is that it was a hotly anticipated trip for me, and one which quite frankly, I’m not sure why it took me so long to go on. But alas, finally I was booked on a Read more about World Borders: Flying from Beijing to Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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Thirsty Thursdays: My Top 5 Bars in Pyongyang, North Korea

While Pyongyang is hardly a “party city” or somewhere to get ridiculously drunk and go on pub crawls, there are bars and restaurants there that are open to foreigners. I was on tour with Young Pioneer Tours (you can get 5% off future tours if you tell them you saw them through Don’t Stop Living). YPT Read more about Thirsty Thursdays: My Top 5 Bars in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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Top 5 Places For A View of Pyongyang, North Korea

I absolutely fell in love with the inspiring skyline of Pyongyang, North Korea’s proud and patriotic capital city. I was able to see the view of the city from a load of different places, high and low and also from the edge of the city. From the sleeping river, to the forests throughout the city, Read more about Top 5 Places For A View of Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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10 Nighttime Activities in Pyongyang, North Korea

I totally loved Pyongyang while on tour with the awesome tour group Young Pioneer Tours. One of the biggest surprises was the sheer amount of night time activities in Pyongyang – it was a nice pleasant surprise and you are NEVER short of things to do in this city. While it’s not well lit at Read more about 10 Nighttime Activities in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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Watching the Mass Games on National Day in the May Day Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea

Wow. There I was, on National Day (9th of the 9th) in Pyongyang watching the biggest spectacle on earth, well asides the four yearly FIFA World Cup Final that is. You’ve heard a lot about the Mass Games and you might want to go to watch it. My advice is simple – do it. Get Read more about Watching the Mass Games on National Day in the May Day Stadium, Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

My Next FIVE Travel Destinations Planned!!

While my blog is normally informative and retrospective, sometimes I’m writing so much that I’m not always in the “here and now”. Well this post will clear things up about where I am right now, where I’m heading next and why I am so excited travel wise. My next 5 travel destinations are now planned Read more about My Next FIVE Travel Destinations Planned!![…]