Can you travel independently in North Korea?

The short answer: Yes and no. Not very helpful so you’ll have to read the long answer!The long answer: North Korea famously does not allow completely independent travel without a…

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First Impressions of North Korea

From a long time observer, first time visitor. Here's a few of my first impressions of North Korea.Openness with photography. One of the great misconceptions associated with North Korea is…

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Why Iraq is the next holiday hotspot
Our group in Iraqi Kurdistan

Why Iraq is the next holiday hotspot

The cradle of civilization.Beneath Iraq's reputation for war and turmoil lies another almost forgotten reputation -  It’s status for being the cradle of civilisation. It is this reputation that will…

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In Pictures – North Korean Mass Games
President Kim Il Sung displayed during the mass games in Pyongyang.

In Pictures – North Korean Mass Games

Just what are the North Korean Mass Games?Quite simply the largest human group performance on earth.This year's show entitled “Land of the People” will feature up to 100,000 performers for…

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What is a North Korean Mass Dance?
Summer Mass Dance

What is a North Korean Mass Dance?

If you find yourself in North Korea on one of the many national holidays, chances are you’ll end up at a mass dance. But what are these wonderfully colorful &…

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Wonsan in the Summer
On the pier at Wonsan Beach

Wonsan in the Summer

Wonsan - North Korea's Summer playground.No Summer visit to North Korea is complete without a visit to Wonsan; the country's beautiful seaside resort city.Situated on the East coast, about 5…

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5 Must See Places In Chernobyl

Tour the Chernobyl Exclusion ZoneChernobyl needs no introduction. This isn't a history of the disaster but merely a guide on some of the most eerie and fascinating places left in…

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Top 5 Tips For Flying Long Haul

As a tour manager for Rocky Road Travel, I spend a good few of my precious hours each year in the sky. While not quite having the means to fly…

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Why you should visit a North Korean beach
Bathers on Wonsan beach

Why you should visit a North Korean beach

North Korea’s best attraction? It’s beaches.To think of North Korea might conjure up images of rockets launching and soldiers goose-stepping. No doubt these are accurate images and ones Pyongyang loves…

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