Pothonggang Hotel

Ansang-dong, Pyongyang, Korea Dem Peoples Rep | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Pyongyang

Axis of Evil Ski Tour Part 2, DPRK DAY 1

A travel blog entry by gisnoborders

... br> This one week tour will take us around possibly the most fearsome of the axis of evil countries at the moment, whilst also forcing us to quit the internet cold turkey. €400 3G sim cards are available but for obvious reasons we gave them a miss. Quite different from the 3GB sim I got for 5 Omani Rials last week!

Whilst the guides, Puk and Chon, did say to present flowers at the monument marking their victory over ...

Leaving the DPRK

A travel blog entry by richardcowley

After all the fun and excitement of the past few days it was back to reality as we said goodbye to North Korea before heading back to Hong Kong via Beijing.

Waking up early to catch the 9am flight back to Beijing we said a found farewell to our guides who had been brilliant getting drink off half a bottle of beer and turning red in the process the night before. Being in our own tour group allowed us to have ...

Playing football in North Korea

A travel blog entry by richardcowley

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The time had come, the day was upon us, this is what we had all been waiting for our football game in North Korea. This was a year in the making, and after having initially more than 30 players intersted in coming, the list finally whittled it way down to 11 players, 6 from our club and the other 5 friends of friends who wanted to come along, 4 of them not really being footballers.

Only a handful of foreign teams had ever played football in North Korea and ...

A day exploring Pyongyang

A travel blog entry by richardcowley

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After the excitement of last night we woke up to some beautiful weather. Our hotel where every tourist seems to stay is set on an island with a revolving restaurant on top. If you have been to North Korea, chances are you have stayed in this hotel.

From the hotel you could get great views of the city with the Ryugyong hotel looking like a spaceship in the distance. From the hotel looking back over the city from the river it almost reminded you ...

Into the DPRK

A travel blog entry by richardcowley

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We all meet at Koryos office at 10am to catch the bus to the airport to take us on our 1 hour 30 mins plane ride to Pyongyang. Getting through immigration having the 72 hour transit visa was a breeze and we experienced no problems at all.

The flight was fine and we got our first taste of North Korea when they showed throughout the whole flight a concert to honour their country and the great leader, the burger they provided was ...

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This hotel, located on Ansang-dong, Pyongyang, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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