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

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 Korea. While backpacking in Pyongyang, I was just in awe of the sheer quantity of 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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The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In

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 South America. But I haven’t really delved into which specific countries I have found the Read more about The 5 Safest Countries I Have Backpacked In[…]

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

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, the city of Kaesong and took the train north to Sinuiju on route back to Read more about Backpacking in North Korea: Top 5 Things to Do in Kaesong[…]