DMZ Tour and Panmunjom, North Korea

DMZ Tour and Panmunjom, North Korea

THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE (DMZ TOUR) The Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) is a heavily fortified buffer zone that separates North Korea and South Korea. The 4km wide DMZ stretches 250km (160miles) across the Korean peninsula and was created in 1953 during the armistice after the...
What is Dark Tourism – A Guide

What is Dark Tourism – A Guide

Having just finished the new Netflix series ‘Dark Tourist’ it compelled me to write an article on the subject of dark tourism and list some of my favourite such destinations. So, let’s find out, what is dark tourism? How to be a dark tourist? According to the...
North Korea Tour (Christmas in the DPRK)

North Korea Tour (Christmas in the DPRK)

Returning to visit North Korea After a brief visit to Sinuiju in North Korea in 2017, I decided it was time to explore the country a little more (as much as is possible anyway). I noticed Young Pioneer Tours were advertising a Christmas North Korea tour and this...
Dandong, where China meets North Korea

Dandong, where China meets North Korea

Dandong is a thriving “seaside” town on the Yalu River in China, not far from the Gulf of Korea. It reminds me a little of Southend or Eastbourne in England with its long stretch of promenade against a backdrop of restaurants and tourist shops. But what makes Dandong...
My North Korea Tour to Sinuiju (DPRK)

My North Korea Tour to Sinuiju (DPRK)

What’s it like to go on a North Korea Tour? Keep reading to find out about the North Korean city of Sinuiju! The day had finally arrived for me to visit North Korea. I awoke early and left my hostel in Dandong to meet a representative from the tour group who had...