Your chance to ask questions to North Koreans about life growing up in the DPRK
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
Most eat simple Korean fare, but restaurants have also exploded in popularity among those who can afford to eat out
Schools only briefly cover astronomy, and most people are too focused on surviving to care about speculative science
The state views mental illness as an ideological problem, and North Koreans lack access to therapy and medical treatment
North Koreans are taught that Japan is the sworn enemy of the Korean people.
"It's foolish to keep suggesting that North Korea seriously intends to denuclearize."
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