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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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

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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 …

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99 Things To Do in Pyongyang, North Korea

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You’re thinking I’m kidding here and I’m not. 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 …

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

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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 …

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How to Get a North Korean Visa

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I’m here to help all my fellow travellers, that’s my duty and my job. I should have posted this one ages ago as it’s something that I get quite upset about. The reason is, lots of people have asked me …

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The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In

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I’ve been asked a few times about staying safe when you travel and it’s definitely something I need and want to write more about. I’ve written some articles about this before including mostly health safety and also personal safety in …

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Backpacking in North Korea: Top 5 Things to Do in Kaesong

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I’m on a serious mission to catch up on my latest travel stuff, so North Korea needs more posts on here. I didn’t just backpack the hell out of its charming capital city, Pyongyang, we also checked out the DMZ, …

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