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Thirsty Thursdays: North Korean Blueberry Wine

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Officially at least, I made it across the border into North Korea a year ago, the same week that Kim Jong Il died. We did the DMZ tour, crossing the border from North to South in a sky blue hut …

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North Korea Remain Unofficial World Champions!

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Yesterday in Hong Kong I got a unique chance to watch my first ever football ‘World Cup Final’! With a difference of course… Basically as an alternative to the normal and four yearly World Cup, there is an UNOFFICIAL FOOTBALL …

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DMZ Tour Part 12: Korean Souvenirs

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As an atlas freak and a travel nomad, I have picked up a total addiction for collecting souvenirs. Not even in a normal way I’m afraid. For example, I keep a plastic flimsy (folder/poly pocket) for EVERY new place I …

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DMZ Tour Part 10: The Bits We Missed And My Fascination For North Korea

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** STOP PRESS ** since this article I’ve been properly to North Korea, including a visit to Kaesong and the North part of the DMZ. You can get a cool 5% off through my website too when you book with …

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DMZ Tour Part 9: Flag at Half Mast, North Korea

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Having just stepped across the border into North Korea as casual as you like, it was time for a rare sight. Something that you won’t see often in your lifetime. The third highest national flag on a single flag pole …

DMZ Tour Part 8: Stepping Into North Korea at Panmunjom

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On a cold afternoon with a clear sky ahead and a beating down sun, Panny Yu and I stepped nonchalantly across the border from South Korea into North Korea. Or, as it should be officially from the Republic of Korea …

DMZ Tour Part 7: Camp Bonifas, The JSA and Crazy Golf

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After lunch somewhere in the DMZ, we changed buses, and our new bus was heading to Camp Bonifas and into the JSA – Joint Security Area. Don’t worry if all these acronyms and constant place names confuse you, they sure …

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DMZ Tour Part 6: Lunch in the DMZ

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Lunch in the DMZ was next up on the agenda. We ate at a tiny wee roadside restaurant near Imjingak, just south of the actual North Korea border. The countryside was immense and on Christmas Eve, a land covered in …

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