25 Best Panoramic Landscapes of North Korea

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious” is what Albert Einstein has taught us. This is all so true. What is more exciting than traveling into the mysterious lands of North Korea? Well, that would be my big fat hard earned chance to capture the beautiful landscapes of the ‘hermit kingdom’ and

Quiet Side of Beijing Part 1

Beijing is one of the most crowded cities to be in China. It is pretty difficult to avoid big crowds of tourists especially when visiting a very famous site like the Forbidden City or the Tiantan Temple. Everywhere you stand, you’ll be surrounded by the wrath of the tourist crowds and it may be most

Snapshot: Village Life

After staying in the capital city for almost 10 years, it’s hard to imagine how different the world has become. In February of 2014, I went to Siem Reap for a break and to chase the sunrise of Angkor Wat, and what happened during that trip had been an eye opener for me. Besides the

30 Best Panoramas of North Korea

Ever wondered how a secretive socialist country locked from the outside world looks like? Many of us who has never been to North Korea depicts the country with visuals of obsessive military parades, shouting strict army men and overly expressive newscasters. Well, there weren’t any public executions or starving children by the roadside. It was

My souvenirs from North Korea

What to buy in North Korea? People say that there’s nothing much to buy back as souvenirs from North Korea. Well, this statement can somewhat be true and untrue at the same time. True because they don’t have much of your conventional fridge magnets or bookmarks that says “PYONGYANG” or “MT PAEKTU” and they don’t

Snapshot: Jinshanling

I have been to China quite a number of times with my parents. Every single time when we are in Beijing, one of the items on the itinerary will always be a visit to the Great Wall of China. Whenever you join a group tour, the only section of the wall that they will always

Snapshot: Hyangsan

We moved out to the outskirts after being around the capital for a few days. We first traveled to this county called Hyangsan. It’s located right in the middle of North Korea and roughly about 2 hours drive from Pyongyang. It was a beautiful day and we passed by fields of beautiful farmland. This county

Pyongyang Koryo Hotel

The Koryo Hotel is one of the hotels we’ve stayed during our trip to the DPRK. It’s also one of the two 5 star hotels in Pyongyang. Built in 1985 under the supervision of President Kim Il-Sung, the hotel is easily recognisable by it’s twin towered building equipped with two revolving restaurants on it’s top