Using a Tram – it is possible in Northkorea

Every time I travel to Korea I discover new things. This time we passed a brand new tram. In Pyongyang too, the growing amount of traffic must be accommodated. The trolley bus fleets were the first to be modernised and the trams seem to be next in line. I am pleased about the investment in... Continue Reading →

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Even Numbers tell a Story

Between August and October of 2017 UNICEF and the statistical office of the DPRK conducted a survey on living conditions with thousands of North Koreans from different parts of the country. The published result is a multipage report with countless numbers. These dry numbers give us interesting insights into the changing life situation in North... 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 →

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