Life: North Korea Part 3

This is another set of 10 street photographs taken during my trip to North Korea. These photos are picked randomly to showcase the normal lives of ordinary North Koreans which is rarely covered by the media. As we dwell a little deeper into the DPRK, let’s take a break and enjoy photos of the North

Beautiful Sunsets of Mount Popa

Named quite adorably, Mount Popa is a volcano that is situated in central Myanmar. The mountain is perhaps best known as a pilgrimage site locally, with numerous Nat temples and relic sites atop the mountain. It is named after a flower called Puppa and is associated with many myths and legends about Burmese spirits known

The Year Was 2016

As 2016 comes to an end, it is time for another of my recap post. 2016 has been of a roller coaster ride filled with ups and downs. I reached my first year as an employee at the Malaysian stock exchange. I began my year with a CSR project organised by my division. Our task

Checking In: Adhisthana Hotel

Yogyakarta is one of Indonesia’s most lovable region I’ve ever been to. It is a quiet little town with countless places to stay. Most tourists often flock to Malioboro for a convenient and easy night’s sleep. It is the busiest street and is located right in the center with tons to do. They have large shops

A Guide to Yogyakarta

With centuries old historical megastructures and rich with cultural significance, Yogyakarta has become one of the most famous and visited places for travelers to Southeast Asia. Also known as Jogja, this city is a traveler’s paradise. Both local and international tourists flock to Yogyakarta to indulge in its rich history and culture. Located in the

20 Things to See in Pyongyang

Going on vacation to North Korea is an ultimate and once in a lifetime experience. Not only is it quite costly to travel there, it is also rather a taboo to even share experiences about. It was my curiosity that fueled me to first took up the courage and step into the country. I was

Food from North Korea

Are you curious about the food in North Korea? Well, this was one of the most asked questions about my experiences in North Korea. If words like bibimbap, kimchi, tteok, samgyeopsal ring any bells then you are almost there with the answer. No, there’s no such thing as communist food and the North Koreans eat

Life: North Korea Part 2

North Korea is a country that is difficult to isolate politics from whatever they do. However if you try really hard and focus on the ordinary people, you will notice that they not so different from you and me. Humanising the North Koreans was one of the hardest things for me to do. “Where words