Does One Really Need A Torch In North Korea?

To include this review as a warning or danger would be to exaggerate the impact on a visitor. The oft times lacking and erratic power supply in North Korea is more something you should be aware of and indeed I invite you to turn it to your advantage and enjoy the darkness in North Korea. Continue reading “Does One Really Need A Torch In North Korea?”

The Bright Lights of Pyongyang

Ch’angjon Street Apartments Complex

Readers familiar with North Korea and those who have read my general review – Enjoy the darkness and bring a Torch on my North Korea – Introduction blog/list may be rather perplexed or confused by the apparent contradiction suggested by the title of this review. Continue reading “The Bright Lights of Pyongyang”

The Tower of the Juche Idea

Tower of Juche Idea from Kim Il-sung Square

By the end of the Korean War (1953) Kim Il-sung had had enough of foreign imperialist intervention in the affairs of Korea. He had, with more than a little help from the Soviet Union, something, which now seems to have been forgotten about, managed to stem Japanese Imperialism and remove them from Korea in 1945. In 1953 he had defeated the United States in the Fatherland Liberation War (to outsiders the Korean War) though the US continued to occupy the southern part of the country as it does to this day. Continue reading “The Tower of the Juche Idea”