Kimchi: THE Korean dish during wintertime

A meal without kimchi is almost impossible in North Korea. A family needs up to 100 kg of Chinese cabbage per person so that the stock lasts until spring time. The cabbage is harvested in autumn before the first frost – by the beginning of November there is the main season. In the kitchen mostly... Continue Reading →

Enthusiastic Chief Engineer in Ryokpho

During my week’s stay I visited several companies and co-operations. Despite the restricting sanctions there are many possibilities to deepen our relationships with North Koreans! Let me share some impressions from my very full Programme with you: In 2013, and thanks to the support of many Swiss people, we were able to demonstrate the major... Continue Reading →

Amazing!

It’s unbelievable! I am still amazed at what has been happening in East Asia in the past months. Besides the joy and hope I feel, I wonder how long the tension will be eased and how long it will  take until …? And still: As I have some knowledge of both Koreas, a unification at... Continue Reading →

Bike Rentals improve Pyongyang

Or: "Bike-sharing adds beauty to Pyongyang" – the original Headline in the "Pyongyang Times". They had just shaped our image of large Chinese cities when they flooded Swiss towns – and in the meantime you can also see them in Pyongyang: bike rentals in loud, bright colours! The Pyongyang Times introduced the new bike rental... Continue Reading →

A dream came true

Dr. Kim thanks us for helping him with the Internet search and the financing of a second-hand endoscopy device: "Thank you so much for helping our hospital. I have dreamt of buying and working with an endoscopy device from the 180 series. Now my dream has come true! Without your help that would never have... Continue Reading →

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