Je son is an “Ask a North Korean” contributor. She is in her late 20s and left Mt. Paektu in 2011. She can be reached at [email protected]
"The Seoul accent is sweet enough to warm you up whenever you get to hear it"
Do you eat dairy products such as milk, cheese and butter in North Korea, too ?
"Ramen was actually seen as a diet food by people in my region of North Korea"
Women in the North face a number of rules, inconsistently applied, but nonetheless bothersome
Shortage of doctors – of all sorts – means different approach must be taken to treating animals
The fact that someone can promise something they won't, or can't, deliver is the most shocking part
Re-using sanitary napkins at that time every month the hardest part of a woman's life in the North
Election day may be a festive occasion, but it's hardly the people choosing their own leaders
The North's trains are packed, take too long and short on food - and wonderful in their own way
Kaesong offered a better life for North Koreans, and its loss will hit S.Korean businesspeople hard
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