Propaganda predominates at Pyongyang’s foreign language bookstore, but some works offer a revealing look at the country
Pyongyang likely waiting to see how situation unfolds next door before making a decision on its own border controls
Even local guides didn’t seem to know what would happen as the country mourned leader’s passing 11 years ago this month
China’s COVID situation will affect the timing of any reopening, and the DPRK is sure to take steps to minimize risk
Visitors are not banned from attending church services or carrying a Bible, but proselytizing is strictly off-limits
Outdated infrastructure means travel is slow, but trains offer a unique chance to see the country and meet real Koreans
Despite logistical challenges, the successful trip showed the creative possibilities of North Korea tourism
Studying Korean allows guests to stay in Pyongyang for a month, just long enough to get a feel for everyday life
Low demand and an aging fleet mean passengers can expect a unique trip but bumpy ride
DPRK beverages outshine their South Korean equivalents, and sharing a drink is a great way for tourists to meet locals
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