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…
This month’s North Korea DPRK traveler spotlight is on Stefan Krasowski, an American international business executive who manages the blog at Rapid Travel Chai. Stefan visited North Korea with Uri Tours on a 5-night tour during one of the biggest DPRK travel events of the decade, 2013 Victory Day, the 60th Anniversary of the end of the Korean War. Read more about his experience in North Korea!
It’s time for another DPRK traveler spotlight! This time, we hear from Lisa Vitaris, one of our Australian travelers who visited the DPRK at the end of May 2013 on a private tour. See what Lisa has to say about her North Korean experience. All photos used in this post are credited to Lisa Vitaris.
This Memorial Day, as we remember and honor all of the brave servicemen and women who have served our country, we pay special tribute to the Korean War Memorial. The Korean War, often called the “forgotten war,” started on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953 through the signing of an Armistice Agreement. A peace treaty was never signed. We connected with Chayon Kim this weekend, who claimed she was the founder of the Korean War Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. She was also the person responsible for brokering the Dennis Rodman and Harlem Globetrotters diplomatic trip to the DPRK this past February. In this exclusive interview with Chayon Kim, we hear Ms. Kim’s thoughts on the makings of the Korean War Veterans Memorial:
Eric Hill, a Utah native and extreme-sports aficionado, is on a mission to visit EVERY country in the world in RECORD time. That translates to 195 countries in less than 1200 days! His goal is to move beyond just passport stamps and to experience these places in totally unique ways, which usually involves jumping from extreme heights, teaming up with local charities and finding “kindness and awesomeness” even in the most unexpected places.
North Korea, officially known as the “DPRK”, was the first official country Eric visited in this 3-year action packed journey. He traveled with us to North Korea and came suited with his speedwing ready to jump off the Yanggakdo Hotel at a moment’s notice! Unfortunately, there was no base-jumping this time (we’re working on that!). However, there was one first: an amazing backflip at the DMZ. We can’t wait for Eric to post a video of the backflip on his Global Odyssey site, where you can follow him on all of his adventures.