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Sterile "Games Room" within the Ryonggang Hotspa Hotel - near Nampo, North Korea  

Sterile "Games Room" within the Ryonggang Hotspa Hotel - near Nampo, North Korea

The Art of Isolation

September 10th 2009
In a country renowned for its international isolation, North Korea is equally adept at isolating foreigners visiting their nation. I have never journeyed to a country where I was kept so separated from the local populace. On almost every occasion, we were deliberately distanced from the local people; we would always eat in the most secluded section of a restaurant, be ushered out of a separate e ... read more
Asia » North Korea » Pyongyang

Korean Flag An independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium, Korea was occupied by Japan in 1905 following the Russo-Japanese War; five years later, Japan formally annexed the entire peninsula. Following World War II, Korea was sp... ... read more
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