What things are banned in North Korea?
The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, also known as North Korea has banned its citizens from laughing, shopping, and drinking from Friday onwards as a part of 11-day mourning on the 10th anniversary of former leader Kim Jong-il.
Can Tourists film in North Korea?
You should ask permission before taking photographs in the DPRK, including of officials, soldiers or other people. DPRK guides can provide permission to take photographs.
Can Irish travel to North Korea?
Few Irish nationals visit North Korea and those who do are usually part of an organised tour. Solo travellers need a sponsor and permission from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs. This is normally only possible for business travellers, government officials and NGOs.
Are condoms banned in North Korea?
Condoms. Did you know that condoms are a very popular gift item in North Korea? That’s because the country has banned all kinds and sorts of birth control, so getting a condom is next to impossible.
Where are Kim Jong il’s portraits hanging in North Korea?
An employee stands inside a bedroom at a dormitory provided for textile factory workers as portraits of late North Korean leaders Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il hang above the beds in Pyongyang, North Korea, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019.
What’s it like to be in North Korea’s Military?
The country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, loves to show off its military might, holding flashy parades and distributing propaganda photos of vast armies of marching soldiers. But it’s rarer to capture photos that show the flipside of military life. North Korean soldiers are often malnourished or ill because of rigorous training and a lack of food.
Who is the Getty photographer who traveled through North Korea?
Xiaolu Chu, a Getty photographer who traveled through North Korea by train in 2015, said he noticed scores of people in rural villages begging for money. He shared some of his photos with Business Insider.
What does North Korea really look like?
Much of the country lives in poverty, tens of thousands of people are held as political prisoners, and the government tightly controls most aspects of life. Here’s what North Korea really looks like, as Kim hasn’t been seen in public since April 11.