Dxpat.com

Blogs about North Korea

libertyinnorthkorea.org/blog/

NK NEWS BRIEF | Jan 23, 2013. January 23, 2013. New satellite imagery shows the addition of a new area next to Camp 14 which bears striking similarity to …

www.piie.com/blogs/nk/

In this blog, we report on developments in and around North Korea, including the broader security setting and political, economic, and social change in the …

americaninnorthkorea.com/category/blog/

6 days ago – I am one of the leading North Korea bloggers and run the American in North Korea site. Through high quality photography and unique access I …

vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

Oct 2, 2008 – Our train trip via Russia to North Korea – using an officially closed for foreigners route inside the “Hermit Kingdom”. … Also most of our photos from the trip inside North Korea are now …. My blog about North Korean railways …

dprk-north-korea-travel-blog.com/

Oct 21, 2012 – An American’s Journey to the Hermit Kingdom – April 2012 (by DPRK Traveler)

Blog

Blogging From Inside North Korea

Internet has just been authorized in North Korea, but unfortunately it is very expensive.

I am one of the leading North Korea bloggers and run the American in North Korea site. Through high quality photography and unique access I work to promote cultural understanding and an accurate portrayal of the North Korean tourist experience. I tend to stay away from politics.

I hope to blog from inside North Korea during the 5 trips I have planned this spring.

I will be going much further afield than just Pyongyang; In April I will be the first American tourist to cross the Tumen border post into Namyang – continuing on to Hyeryong – Chongjin – Mt Chilbo – Rason – Yanji. In May I will be guiding the first ever recreational fishing trip to North Korea.

With your help I can blog all of this in real time!

Reports have North Korean 3G priced at the following:

A USB modem and SIM card to access the Internet will cost 75 euro and 150 euro (US$100 and $200) respectively, and that’s without data charges.

Data will cost between 150 euro for 2GBs to 400 euro for 10GBs, with an additional 10 euro monthly charge for the SIM card.

Hamhung City Square, DPRK, North Korea

I am looking to raise 600 USD to help accomplish this. I initially started a Kickstarter project, but in the fine print discovered that this project is too opened ended to meet their standards.

Please help me share pictures like this in real time from inside North Korea.

Pledge $5 or more – A thank you message to your Facebook wall or your twitter posted from inside North Korea – as well as your name mentioned in a thank you post on my blog posted from inside North Korea. Estimated delivery: Apr 2013

Pledge $20 or more – A two page North Korean stamp book, as well as a thank you message to your Facebook wall or your Twitter posted from inside North Korea – as well as your name mentioned in a thank you post on my blog posted from inside North Korea. Estimated delivery: Jul 2013, ships within the US only.

Pledge $100 or more – A deluxe multi-page North Korean stamp book and a North Korean postcard sent from North Korea (DPRK does not allow post cards to Europe at the moment due to sanctions), as well as a thank you message to your Facebook wall or your Twitter posted from inside North Korea – as well as your name mentioned in a thank you post on my blog posted from inside North Korea. Estimated delivery: Jul 2013, ships within the US only.

Donations will be accepted until my goal is met, or until mid May when I have my final chance during this travel season to buy the North Korean stamp book pledge rewards.

Please contact me at josephferris76@gmail.com for more info, how to set up a pledge, or just follow the Paypal donation button.

I work as a Chief Mate on U.S.-flagged oceanographic research ships. The voyages and expeditions I have worked brought me from the Yangtze River of China, to the icebergs off Cape Horn South America, Antarctica, and many other points around the world.

My passion is world travel and I have spent the last 13 years working and independently traveling through over 90 countries. I have no home and live out of a backpack I also love to read literature, study history, and make trouble where and when I can.

Traveling to North Korea has been a life changing experience but it’s far from being my only one. I have hiked at Mt. Everest, worked as a white water rafting guide, hung out with rebels and liberation armies in various war zones, been killed off in a Chinese kung-fu film, studied Vietnamese at a university in Hanoi, and most recently I received the US Coast Guard’s highest license, Master Unlimited.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

a searchable web directory for Expat and websites organised by countries.