Losing fear

Over 20 years ago, my wife and I first travelled to North Korea. We stayed in a small remote village, experienced the hospitality of the Koreans and lost our hearts to them: We were in bed with a stomach flu in a plain guest house. When the village chief heard about this, he paid us... Continue Reading →

To trust means to work together

In the course of the last years we have gotten to know many different organizations and individuals that, like us, are working for the people of Korea. Symbolically, we are all pulling together on the same rope and we support each other mutually whenever it is necessary and useful. Mutual trust has grown through the... Continue Reading →

Soy Meat

During our trip to Korea we went to a farm that produces soybean oil and soy "meat". The production of soybean oil produces a residue that is called "soy meat" in Korean. This residue is pressed into strips and dried and can be stored. When needed, a few pieces are added to a soup –... Continue Reading →

Dr. Kim has received his Material

You may remember: Last spring we travelled to North Korea with a group of interested Swiss people. Because of the large travel group we were able to fill many suitcases with medical consumables that Dr. Kim had been gifted from his training hospital but was unable to take with him because of the sheer amount... Continue Reading →

Planting Korean Nut Trees

At the end of April, I travelled to Asia with a group of people that were interested in and curious about North Korea. Our experience was one of hospitality, warmth, a thirst for knowledge and even exuberant joy. Even I was surprised by the openness with which we were received. We spent two days investing... Continue Reading →

Korean Mandu Recipe

Mandu are Korean dumplings with variations of fillings. They can be deep fried, steamed, cooked or pan fried. The dough is easy to make and the filling can be made to taste. In Korea Mandu are eaten as an appetizer, for the main course, as a snack or in a soup. Dough You can buy... Continue Reading →

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