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The Rewards of Traveling to Forbidden Lands

Children in North Korea

In our travels, we’ve visited several places that are considered ‘dangerous’ by many: North Korea, Burma (or Myanmar), Honduras, Israel, amongst many. Why? Because as curious travelers, we believe by seeing a place for ourselves is the best way to mitigate everyone’s fears and bust the myths surrounding it. Traveling is our way of learning on-the-ground knowledge, and visiting these forbidden lands is [...]

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Highlights of Our 6-Month Trip in Asia

Whale Shark in Cebu

We’ve been back in Spain for over a month now, taking time off to concentrate on marketing our magazine as well as working on our new app and other projects. The last six months in Asia have been quite the journey as we trotted from one country to the next, with our laptop and camera in tow. From [...]

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Photoblog: Faces of North Korea

A group of children

Before our trip to North Korea, we didn’t know what to expect; after all, so little of North Korea is known to the outside world. All we knew about the country was based on what we saw on television or read in the newspapers – but we weren’t there to seek out the truth in [...]

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North Korea Unveiled: Your Curiosities Answered

Propaganda art on mosaic wall

Since our return from North Korea, we’ve been swamped by questions from readers who are all curious about the Hermit Kingdom. Rightfully so, since DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) is one of the most isolated nations in the world, having tucked itself into secrecy since its division with South Korea. International media coverage tends [...]

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From Propaganda Art to Juche Ideology: First Impressions of North Korea

View of Pyongyang from the top of Juche Tower

We have just returned from North Korea (or more formally known as Democratic Republic of Korea) after spending the past five days making our way around the capital of Pyongyang to the ancient city of Kaesong and the DMZ border with South Korea. Although we’ve barely scraped the surface of the country, we have taken [...]

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Next Stop: the Hermit Kingdom of North Korea

As curious travelers, we’ve always been intrigued by forbidden territories like the Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK). Better known as North Korea, this isolated nation remains one of the least-understood and biggest unknowns in the world – having closed its doors to the outside world since its split from South Korea after World War II. Today, DPRK is the longest-lasting Stalinist dictatorship [...]

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