Lu-Hai Liang

thoughts from a freelance foreign correspondent

North Korea: a journey in 8 photos

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I spent eight days in North Korea, so here are eight photos from each of the days…

Day one

With our North Korean guide Ms. Jong and the statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il at Munsudae Hill in Pyongyang.

With our North Korean guide Ms. Jong and the statues of Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-il at Munsudae Hill in Pyongyang.

 

 Day two

A street scene taken from our tour bus. We were allowed at times to walk the streets but not often.

A street scene taken from our tour bus. We were allowed at times to walk the streets but not often.

Day three

Another street scene. This was taken in Kaesong, a city close to the South Korean border.

Another street scene. This was taken in Kaesong, a city close to the South Korean border.

 

Day four

A performance by schoolchildren for tourists.

A performance by schoolchildren for tourists.

 Day five

A photo taken while riding the Pyongyang metro. The two North Koreans are flanked by my fellow tourists of our tour group (19 of us).

A photo taken while riding the Pyongyang metro. The North Koreans are flanked by my fellow tourists (19 of us in the tour group).

 Day six

Dancing with the locals in a park in Pyongyang. It was a national holiday (May 1).

Dancing with the locals in a park in Pyongyang. It was a national holiday (May 1).

Day seven

Women in military uniform - not an uncommon sight - at a tourist location.

Women in military uniform – not an uncommon sight – at a tourist location.

 Day eight

The view from my hotel (floor 39, room 19)  at the Yanggakdo International Hotel, in the capital Pyongyang. The colour tint is due to the fact I used my sunglasses as a filter for my camera to cut down on the haze.

The view from my hotel (floor 39, room 19) at the Yanggakdo International Hotel, in the capital Pyongyang. The colour tint is due to the fact I used my sunglasses as a filter for my camera to cut down on the haze.

 

Apologies for not updating this blog for a while. I got back from a trip to North Korea last Sunday. The trip programme packed a tight schedule. I took hundreds of photos and made videos too. It was a great tour. I will write about it in time – sometimes a bit of distance helps. Hope you all enjoy the photos but please do ask permission should you want to re-post or use them, thanks – Lu-Hai Liang.

 

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  1. Where’s your story about NK? It’s almost a month…….

    Gu Jing

    June 9, 2014 at 1:54 pm

  2. Lovely photos! Will you be blogging about your experience in NK soon?

    Su-Min Hwang

    June 23, 2014 at 9:50 am

  3. […] North Korea – a journey in 8 photos […]


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