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 →

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 →

Stirling Engines used in Physics Classes

During my September’s traveling week I visited some companies and cooperatives. I already reported about this in our October Newsletter and will now add some more impressions and experiences. It is a meaningful moment when our chief engineer presents me with the newly published Stirling book. The translated title is "External (Stirling) Combustion Engines –... Continue Reading →

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