A couple of years ago, we visited the Pyongyang University of Science and Technology, a university privately founded by foreign educators in the outskirts of Pyongyang. We organized an official university recognized trip for Columbia SIPA to the DPRK and took the students to audit a class at PUST and to meet the students and faculty at this new institution. With the Sony hack and The Interview controversy, we thought this post would be timely. Take a peek with us into PUST.
See what 2015 has in store for North Korea travelers.
Get a virtual tour of this impressive and fascinating war museum giving the North Korean perspective of the Korean War.
This week, our DPRK Traveler Spotlight is on Thomas Shubbuck, an American teacher from Las Vegas currently living in Shanghai. He traveled with us to North Korea on one of our Shanghai – Pyongyang Direct Tours. See what he has to say about his trip…
UPDATE - November 8, 2014
Two Americans, Mr. Matthew Miller and Mr. Kenneth Bae were released by the DPRK today and are flying home to their families. We are very happy and grateful. See our updated comments.
Tags: Pyongyang Marathon
Uri Tours was responsible for getting approvals for the first amateur marathon in Pyongyang on April 13, 2014! We were the first ones to run a 10K in Pyongyang, and also the first to allow tourists to run a full marathon through the streets of the DPRK capital city! Our first Marathon Tour in April 2014 was a huge success and now we’re ready to take registration for the 2015 Pyongyang Marathon being held on April 12, 2015. Read on to find out more.
UPDATE: October 28, 2014
Sadly, the Arirang Mass Games were cancelled in 2014. Get the inside story on the 2015 Arirang Mass Games.
UPDATED December 8, 2014
Ebola-related border restrictions continue to affect tourism in the DPRK. Earlier in the month, we cancelled our December Masik Pass ski tours and most recently, we have had to cancel our annual New Year’s in DPRK tour that was set to depart from Beijing on December 30. We are receiving some indication, however, that our tours to the DPRK can resume in the new year, and we are hopeful that our January ski tours can run as scheduled. See what this means for your upcoming travel.
I was given a rare treat. I took a 3-hour ride through all 16 of the stations in the Pyongyang Metro, a priceless experience. Join me for a virtual tour inside one of the deepest subways in the world.