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Buy in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Buy in North Korea

In 2002 Foreign Exchange Certificates (FEC) were abolished and along with them went all the different coloured currencies. Now there is just the standard North Korean won, which officially...

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Work in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Work in North Korea

If you are interested in teaching in North Korea, you may find success by contacting the North Korean UN Mission in New York, or contacting a North Korean university directly. Your odds of...

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Eat in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Eat in North Korea

Despite severe food shortages in North Korea which have left millions dead, you will not have any problems getting food. Your guide will order all your food for you, and you will eat in...

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Drink in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Drink in North Korea

The local speciality is insam-ju, Korean vodka infused with ginseng roots. Locally made Taedonggang beer is very good–the brewery was purchased from Ushers in the UK and moved to...

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Sleep in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Sleep in North Korea

This is likely to be your principal expense while in North Korea. You may only stay at “designated tourist hotels”, for which you will need to pay in hard currency. There may be...

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Stay safe in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Stay safe in North Korea

WARNING Under no circumstances whatsoever are you to say anything that could be perceived as an insult to or critical of Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il, Kim Jong-Un, the Juche ideology, the...

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Stay healthy in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Stay healthy in North Korea

WARNING As North Korea is one of the poorest countries in the world, drinking water is untreated and there are reports of foreigners being hospitalized in the DPRK after drinking the water,...

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Respect in North Korea

Posted in on 5-31-13

Respect in North Korea

It is important to emphasize that the government of the DPRK — in particular the leaders Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-il and Kim Jong-un — are, publicly, very highly revered in North...

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