Wonsan, being a sort of North Korean capital on the Eastern Sea (aka Sea of Japan), has some important learning institutions. This attractive building is the main part of the Agricultural University of… Continue reading
Ever. A forest! I wish that the picture wasn’t so dark and I hope you can see what I’m talking about. This artificial jungle takes up most of the space available. Consequently, there… Continue reading
I think you can see from this picture of my room in the Tongmyong Hotel in Wonsan, that it was clean and comfortable. It also had a priceless view of the seaside going… Continue reading
And costing US $30 to $300 depending on the quality of the fabric. In Pyongyang, most women seem to have at least of one of these traditional Korean dresses. A bride always wears… Continue reading
I was brought over to this store, so it was, by definition, well-stocked. I thought the clothes were expensive for locals: a minimum of US$50, and more like $80 to $100 for most… Continue reading
In the newer section of town, around 6:30 p.m. Pyongyang residents go home at the end of the day. Note the range of colors in the clothes of women and girls. And the… Continue reading
Not kidding. The kid learning to drive was so nervous. The car looked like it was going to fall to pieces any time.
15 hours away from Pyongyang, in Hamhung (northeast). I’m pretty sure they hadn’t seen foreigners before. This was a spontaneous meeting, I believe; instead of moving on the children made eye contact and… Continue reading
Young enough to be happy and uninhibited. Privileged to be Red Pioneers.