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 →

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 →

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 →

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