Staying at the 5 Star Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea

While backpacking in North Korea, we were based in the capital city of Pyongyang. North Korea is slightly different from other backpacking destinations because your tour company organises everything for you. I’m not normally a fan of this way of travel, until I met Gareth Johnson, and the lads and lasses of Young Pioneer Tours!! Read more about Staying at the 5 Star Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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9th September 2013: National Day Parade in Pyongyang, North Korea

On our DPRK adventure in 2013, we were delighted to witness first hand, and front row views of the National Day Parade in Pyongyang, North Korea!! North Korea celebrate their National Day on the 9th September and after a morning touring Kim Il Sung’s childhood home, a department store and a theatre (ticking off some Read more about 9th September 2013: National Day Parade in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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World Borders: How to Get From Pyongyang to Dandong by train (North Korea to China)

My recent visit to North Korea was with the cheapest North Korean tour company out there – YPT also known as Young Pioneer Tours (through my travel blog you get 5% off). The tours to North Korea have options of either flying or taking the train (except for US citizens who have restrictions and can Read more about World Borders: How to Get From Pyongyang to Dandong by train (North Korea to China)[…]

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99 Things To Do in Pyongyang, North Korea

“Here is a sunrise; ain’t that enough?” – Teenage Fanclub. With the DPRK having it’s annual day on the 9th September (thats 9.9), 99 seems to be the most appropriate number so here I present 99 things to do in Pyongyang, North Korea. While backpacking in Pyongyang, I was just in awe of the sheer Read more about 99 Things To Do in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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Friday’s Featured Food: A Night at the Barbecued Lamb Restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea

When you travel in Korea there is an obvious difference between North Korea and the south. It’s not just the political, commercial and geographical differences that become apparent. Gastronomically they are hugely different. I haven’t yet written about my food experiences in North Korea yet. In fact my last Korean food post was about eating Read more about Friday’s Featured Food: A Night at the Barbecued Lamb Restaurant in Pyongyang, North Korea[…]

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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[…]

Cheap North Korea Tours!!: 5% Discount with Young Pioneer Tours!!

Following on from my recent trip to North Korea, I’ve been buzzing ever since! I’m delighted to announce that my readers, that’s you guys can get an exclusive 5% off any North Korea tour if booked through Young Pioneer Tours and quoting the code “Don’t Stop Living”!! (the best tour agency to run trips to North Read more about Cheap North Korea Tours!!: 5% Discount with Young Pioneer Tours!![…]

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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