Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
A young woman recounts the series of events that drove her to rethink her life in the DPRK
Double eyelid surgery and cosmetic tattoos are popular, but such illegal medical procedures carry serious risks
Joshua Kim explains the DPRK’s electoral process and why voters there don’t really have a choice
Defector from an elite family explains the DPRK’s love of foreign cars, why so many drive wood-powered vehicles and more
Capitalist South Korea requires an entirely new mindset from the socialist North, a source of friction for new defectors
The DPRK’s socialist system results in little brand awareness, but certain companies and products still stand out
Fuel shortages mean most get little driving practice before hitting the road, but there are ways to cheat the system
Travel restrictions mostly rule out leisure camping, but there are other ways people spend time in the great outdoors
Former Pyongyang elite says few care about overseas supporters and responds to those who doubt defector stories
Visiting another country is an unattainable dream for most, but there are ways for a fortunate few to holiday overseas
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