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... administrative industrial region of North Korea (DPRK) formed in 2002. Its most notable feature is the Kaesong Industrial park, operated as a collaborative economic development with South Korea. The park is located ten kilometres (six miles) north of the Korean Demilitarized Zone, an hour's drive from Seoul, with direct road and rail access to South Korea. The park allows South Korean companies to employ cheap labour that is educated, skilled, and fluent in the ...
... which enabled us to see the country in more depth.
We were recommended two books to read before we went ("The Real North Korea" by Andrei Lankov [fully updated and revised 2015] and “North Korea confidential: private markets, fashion trends, prison camps, dissenters and defectors” by Daniel Tudor and James Pearson -2015 edition). The books were particularly good for preparing us for the trip as we learnt a lot of background information that would not ...
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Almost forgot to mention the plane ride. I was seated next to a man
from Shenyang who's on business in North Korea. We chatted during the
whole plane ride. He even kindly invited me for a night tour in
Shenyang. I thanked him for his kindness but we didn't take on his
offer. I was very tempted though. This return trip ...
... guides were quite strict with us in the beginning and we were cautious about taking
pictures. We would be more relaxed as the trip progressed. We didn't have lunch the first day, so we were all snacking on the bus in North Korea. We had dinner at our hotel, and I was impressed by the white rice that the Taiwanese blogger also really like.
Our tour guide Miss Hung sang so well!
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The highlight today was staying at a new Ski resort.
It was off to see DPRK'S version of universal studio movie set. The film studio plot had houses and streets in the various Korean styles and some European houses. One could rent period costumes which a few did for a laugh.
The library is a magnificent picturesque building especially at night, today we got to go inside. The building has many study halls where one can borrow and read books. We ...