When I began this webpage in 1998, there were very few sources of information on travel to North Korea and only two or three travelogues. Now it seems like everybody and his dog has been there! You will probably find better and more up-to-date information by searching the internet yourself. I will return to this page once in a while to dust and clean, but won't be maintaining it as vigorously as in the past. Cheers!
|(Summer 1991)||Too Much Paradise.|
|(Spring 1993)||Travellers Tales (Far Eastern Economic Review)|
|(March 1995)||Please bow to the great leader.|
|(October 1995)||Visit the DPRK.|
|(October 1997)||World's most mysterious land.|
|(Winter 2000)||Jon Cannon goes to North Korea.|
|(Summer 2002)||Journey into Kimland.|
|(Fall 2003)||Holiday in North Korea.|
|(April 2004)||DPRK - Third Visit.|
|(April 2004)||Two Dutch guys.|
|(Spring 2004)||Kingdom of the Absurd.|
|(February 2005)||Ari on the web.|
I spent the week of Sept. 5 - Sept. 11 1999 in North Korea (want to see my train ticket)? or some posters? My tour was arranged by the good people at VNC Travel whom I enthusiastically recommend. Nick Bonner of Koryo Tours also has a lot of experience in offering guided tours of North Korea and graciously answered many of my questions.
This is me wearing my Chollima t-shirt to a North Korean restaurant in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The restaurant opened in August 2001 and is on Seoul Street across from the Aeroflot building. The owner is from Pyongyang but ran a restaurant in China for 5 years before moving to Mongolia. He says that he and his family are the only North Koreans in town, now that the embassy has closed. His restaurant has good Korean food at reasonable prices, and some DPRK souvenirs and propaganda videos for sale.
Update: An answer to my question posted on the Lonely Planet website March 2006.
Yes, there is still North Korean restaurant in Ulaanbaatar but the location is changed. The location is just 7 minutes walking distance ( on peace avenue ) from the last place. Tod Kleemans