The unexpected journey of yoghurt and cheese cultures

Thanks to the large travel group we were able to take with us not only medical consumables from Switzerland but also various bags of yoghurt and cheese cultures. Originally it was planned to hand over these cultures during our visit to the village of Samhun. For various reasons, this was not possible. With a heavy... Continue Reading →

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Travelling in the “Land of Morning Calm”

"Anyong ha shimnika! Welcome to Pyongyang! " Two young women warmly welcome our travel group. In the following days they will be much more than merely companions on our tour. We will become a family. The Juche ideology that has practically become a kind of religion and other political topics are never an issue. We... 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 →

Trees are more than Firewood

The forests of North Korea have long been under threat. At the beginning of the last century the economic development under Japanese occupation led to the shrinkage of the forest area. During the Korean War in the 50s huge forest areas and most of the old trees were burned down or largely destroyed by chemical... Continue Reading →

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