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The North Korean Supermarket – Manzi Life

Dandong is genuinely one of my favourite cities in China for a number of reasons; the great weather in the summer, the beautiful views of North Korea, the excellent food, and frankly the utter sureness of the place at times. Can North Koreans leave North Korea? We’re often led to believe they can’t, but stroll […]

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Chewing Betelnut in Papua New Guinea

If you ever travel to Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands or Myanmar, you might very well notice that a lot of people there have, let’s say, less than perfect dentition. This is caused by the betel nut, also known as the areca nut. The areca nut is the fruit of the areca palm. It is […]

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A Look at Sino-Korean Architecture

North Korean architecture is known for both its pomp and its uniformity. If you look closely, however, you will also spot monuments to the country’s relationship with its Northern neighbor and closest ally: China.   Sinuiju: Bridging Two Nations If entering North Korea by train, most tourists’ first impression of the country will be the […]

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Glorious Fatherland – National Day in the DPRK

The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea regularly hosts lavish events to mark major anniversaries, be it for the end of the Korean War, World War II, leaders’ birthdays, or in this case, the settling of modern North Korea. The 70th anniversary of the founding of the DPRK was always going to be a special event […]

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Mass Games are back – and better than ever

Five years since the last performance of the Arirang Mass Games, the world-famous artistic performance that is ubiquitous with North Korea is back, under the new title “Glorious Fatherland”. We were present along with Marshal Kim Jong Un, and around 800 foreign tourists (just over 200 came with YPT), over 70,000 local attendees, numerous foreign […]

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Is it safe to travel to Papua New Guinea?

Few people have heard of Papua New Guinea as it is one of the least visited countries in the world.  Eager documentary enthusiasts might have seen the beautiful costumes and traditions of the country, but people digging in information about the country often gets this message: Papua New Guinea is a violent country and very […]

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Following World War II in the Solomon Islands

Ranking 7th on the list of Least Visited Countries in the World, the Solomon Islands are slowly opening up to foreign visitors after the resolution of the ethnic tensions which shook the country. It is a country rich in sceneries and cultures that are just waiting to be known, but it is also rich in […]

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5 Reasons Why You Should Take An Ultra Budget Tour.

As a budget tour operator, YPT gives you the Ultra Budget Tour – the cheapest option to visit North Korea. Starting and finishing in Dandong, China, we take the train into Pyongyang and spend two nights in the DPRK capital. Two local Korean guides to accompany us, a YPT guide, accommodation in Pyongyang, three meals […]

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How to get to Dandong

Most people come across the city of Dandong because it’s the last stop in China before entering North Korea. Dandong is actually a very interesting small-sized (for China) city with a great mix of Korean, Manchu and Han cuisine and a lot of things to do.                 But […]

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Mount Hagen Festival – top 6 tips

Visiting Papua New Guinea for the Mount Hagen Festival? Here are a few tips and what to do and what to expect. Go early!                   Get the two-day pass and make sure you get there for about 9am. The benefit of this is you’ll get access to […]

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