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한국어: 평양 직할시

한국어: 평양 직할시 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My fascination with North Korea continues.  This is pretty interesting.

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Tokyo Hotaru Festival 2012


Tokyo tower

Tokyo tower (Photo credit: apple 94)

Ever wonder what it looks like to dump 100,000 solar-powered LED lights into a river at night.  This was done at the recent Hotaru Festival 2012 in Tokyo.  Looks kind of pretty.

North Korea – A Tourists Paradise


Pyongyang, DPRK (North Korea). February 2010

Pyongyang, North Korea

I don’t know why, but North Korea has a certain fascination for me.  Maybe it is the morbid curiosity, or the allure of the forbidden or maybe the sheer element of wanting to see the unknown.  I have no idea.  The link here* is from Time magazine and consists of photos taken by Chinese tourists on a cruise along the North Korean coast.  Pictures are so rare of this country that it is almost an event when they are released.

North Korea is in Charge of World Disarmament – Part 3


Members of CD (Conference on Disarmament).

Members of the UN Conference on Disarmament - Image via Wikipedia

With righteous indignation, the peace loving government of North Korea lambastes Canada for it’s decision to boycott the UN Conference on Disarmament for the duration of North Korea’s chairmanship.  In response, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, John Baird said that Canada would wear the criticism as a badge of honour.

Simply put, this is a major oxymoron and another reason that the United Nations is becoming more and irrelevant on issues such as this.  Another reason to be proud to be Canadian.  We are the only country to protest this decision to allow the North Koreans the chair.

A Tourist in North Korea


Topographic map of North Korea. Created with G...

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Ran into this on YouTube and just had to share.  How often does one get to see the inside of this pariah.  North Korea, apparently, is trying to drum up some tourism and this gentleman took them up on it.

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