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Korea unveils new cruise missile on Armed Forces Day

There has been quite a lot of military activity over the past few days, especially in the air space between Seoul and the DMZ where I live, with many military helicopters flying the route daily. I wasn’t sure what was…

Stunning views of North Korea

It’s not every day that you go on an adventure with two of your friends, in search of a Fortress, and end up less than 2km from North Korea! Well, that’s exactly what happened to me today! As Im living in…

The Scariest Place on Earth

Don’t ask me how or why exactly, but on Friday the other Munsan teachers and I ended up in a place Bill Clinton famously called, “The scariest place on Earth.” Anyone who knows me and knows my keen thirst for adventure will know I do not turn down offers to go to crazy places, in fact I LOOK for them.

Kim Jong il Dead

Breaking news from the BBC (HERE) has just announced that Kim Jong Il,69, the ruthless dictator of North Korea has died. He is reported to have passed away while travelling on a train earlier today. I wonder how this monumental event…

Ethical Travel… Should you go?

Ethical Travel… Should you go?

It is always the less visited nations of the world that catch my attention when travelling. Roads less travelled, cities that never get a mention in the “must visit” lists, places my parents or friends would never dream of going.…

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

Murphys Law: Pray for it to snow on Christmas every year since you were a child and it will never snow. Leave the country for 2 winters in a row, and it will snow more than it did it the…

Kim Jong Il looking at things

So, I came across an awesomely hilarious blog today. Like Ronseal, it does exactly what it says on the tin. Kim Jong Il Looking at Things is a photo blog of North Koreas undefeated, satanic leader Kim Jong Il well……

Dear North Korea

Dear North Korea, I don’t think you know me, but I guess it’s about time for a formal introduction. My name is Janet, and I moved in with your lovely southerly neighbour 99 days ago. It’s, I’m not ashamed to…

Dirty, Rotten, Scoundrels

A four-hour long, yellow, dirty, dust storm shall be filling our skies tonight, following the heavy hail and thunder storms from earlier today. The reason for this sudden crazy weather front? Well, according to my boss, “It’s punishment from God for…

Sending Justin Bieber to North Korea?!

So a few months ago, an elaborate viral campaign was set up here, in an attempt to send Justin Bieber on a tour of North Korea.  The head ache enducing starlet wouldn’t have stood much a chance of survival in what many people…

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