Travelling in the “Land of Morning Calm”

"Anyong ha shimnika! Welcome to Pyongyang! " Two young women warmly welcome our travel group. In the following days they will be much more than merely companions on our tour. We will become a family. The Juche ideology that has practically become a kind of religion and other political topics are never an issue. We... 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 →

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 →

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