Kimbab: Korean “Sushi” homemade

Dear Friends of North Korea, does your mouth water when you look at the picture above? What many of us know as "Sushi", is called Kimbab by Koreans: Seaweed is wrapped around rice with a tasty centre. Some eat the rolls like we eat our sandwiches: just bite right off, mhh! Others cut the rolls... 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 →

Long-term Internship: Doctors

A visiting doctor has been in Switzerland for several months. Like his predecessor, he is from he Red Cross Hospital Pyongyang that we were able to visit during our last trip to North Korea. The current head of the Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC) is very pleased that things are going so well with our visiting doctors, despite... Continue Reading →

Wanted – You!

Our Korean partners are emphasizing that investment in education and training is needed more than ever in 2019. Besides the request for Training in the medical field we have been asked to support the development of forestry and agriculture in four districts in the North. Reforestation is a large issue that will not be solved... Continue Reading →

Look and Marvel

The changes that have taken place in East Asia within the past few months have been cause for great amazement. The sanctions against North Korea are very strict. Export and Import are practically inexistent. So far, however, visitors to North Korea have hardly taken note of this. The daily lives of North Koreans seem to... Continue Reading →

If the Present outdates the Past

”By the time you read these words, it is possible that the situation in North Korea has totally changed and my words are no longer relevant” – these are my thoughts as I start writing our North Korea newsletter. It takes several days to get from the actual writing to the mailing, as the letter... Continue Reading →

Thawing

While the volcano Mount Baekdusan is still buried in snow and the ice on its crater lake is meter deep, the icicles further south have started dripping. It’s thawing and spring is coming! At the moment it seems that this can also be said of political relations. The angular hills on the photo below are... Continue Reading →

Workshop “Stirling”

Last March we were in Pyongyang, once again with a co-worker of GAiN Germany and held a workshop on the topic Sterling. The Stirling engine is a heated gas engine. Our goal is to give the rural population access to some electricity so that people will be able to have some light in the evenings and maybe listen... Continue Reading →

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