Tag Archives: North Korea

North Korea fires at South Korea.

It’s amazing to watch, from the comfort of Beijing, that the North Koreans have apparently fired over 200 artillery shells at the South Koreans; South Korea says it has returned fire after North Korea fired around 200 artillery shells onto one of its border islands, reportedly killing one marine. The South’s military was placed on [...]

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Sleeping a little better.

I was interested in seeing in the news today that South Korea have added their own version of the cruise missile into their military arsenal. The Hyunmu-3C missile has a range of 1,500 kilometres and a payload of 450 kilograms, which I’m sure is enough explosive force to knock a North Korean solider off his [...]

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North Korea v Portugal, live in Pyongyang!

I have to confess that I was one of the few people hoping the Democratic People Republic of Korean (aka North Korea) would do ok in the World Cup, for no other reason than everyone else thought they would do poorly. After a 2-1 loss to Brazil, the North’s won enough praise from most in [...]

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Kim Jong-Il takes a trip to China's North.

It looks like North Korea’s Supreme Leader, Kim Jong-Il, has taken a little trip to North-East China, no doubt scoping out some prime real-estate for more Sino-North Korean economic development. Of course, when one says ‘economic development’ and ‘North Korea’ in the same sentence, it’s more along the lines of some token charity business that [...]

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Burger resturant opens in Pyongyang, North Korea.

Sorry to make it two North Korean posts in a row but I could let this one slip. I’m happy to see that North Korea has it’s first hamburger joint in the country’s capital, Pyongyang. Once condemned as evil “U.S. imperialist” fare, Western-style fast food is now available in North Korea thanks to a Singaporean [...]

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Memorabilia from North Korea: North Korean Pins.

Series 4 in my North Korean Memorabilia displays a selection of pins I was able to purchase during my stay in Pyongyang. Sadly, there is no interesting story to how I acquired these pins, most of them were on sale usually at different venues, although I do recall I purchased some in a book store. [...]

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150 day struggle.

You often hear me whine about my job here in Korea and the job I had in Australia. Complaining about work is one thing most, if not all, of us do. I’m not sure there aren’t many jobs out there which offer 100% satisfaction. Truth be told, I kind of like my job, for no [...]

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Taedonggang Beer – North Korean Advertisement.

Mark from Daejeon (no blog) found this gem which he posted on his Facebook page. It’s a North Korean picture-wireless commercial for Taedonggang Beer, probably one of the best beers I’ve ever had when it used to be on sale here in South Korea (although I haven’t seen a bottle for a couple years now). [...]

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Seoul Podcast with 'Dave in Daegu' is now up.

For all those who have been asking, the latest Seoul Podcast, with yours truely, is now available to download. I sound weird. Will listen to it tomorrow while at the gym.

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Memorabilia from North Korea: North Korean Money.

Series 3 in my North Korean Memorabilia contains images of the North Korean currency I brought back from North Korea. As tourists you are not allowed to use the local currency, but instead are asked to purchase everything in either Chinese Yuan (preferable in stores), Euro (for organized trips), and surprisingly enough, American dollars (mostly [...]

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