People asked me what North Korean visas look like - here they are. They're done in a group, and for ours it cost around US$500 for all of us.
This was on the desk of the hotel bedroom when we arrived. Despite the image of North Korea externally, we DID get a warm welcome and we were treated well.
In our room this was the music/radio/alarm system
This is snake alcohol, apparently also popular in Vietnam. The snake venom is made safe by the alcohol. Apparently drinking this makes you virile!
Tourist shopping items
Using the "internet"
I pulled up a configuration screen so you could see what kind of windows machines they use.
This is how you get books out of the library - you ask her, and she notifies the people at the back, and eventually a book comes out of this chute.
Captured american weapons from the korean war
A crashed US plane from the Korean war
One of my favourites! In one of the hotels, the carpet in the elevator said "Wednesday"! We had no idea why..
.. until the next day, when the carpet in the elevator said "Thursday"!
This is a north korean cameraman filming a video with our tour group.
For lunch one of the days - catch your own fish!
A north korean quote
This was a shocker.. I can now confirm that Pabst Blue Ribbon is on sale in North Korea! I had to buy it and on tasting it can be certain it truly was pabst blue ribbon!
We were walking past these sites which looked a little odd, so we took this picture with one of the guys in our group in his North Korean outfit.
North Korean navy standing on guard in front of the USS Pueblo captured in the 1960s
Books & manuals from the USS Pueblo dating from the 1960s, appears like they are basically untouched.
Me at the helm of the USS Pueblo. It was an odd feeling.
We came across these taxis in Pyongyang. It was very odd; you can't just randomly travel around so it wasn't clear how these would be used.
This is a bowling alley, apparently bowling is quite popular in north korea.
I was very confused by this which was on the wall of the bowling alley. It turns out this was the path walked by the Dear Leader through the bowling alley when he came to visit a few years ago.
Lots of propaganda everywhere.
North Korean soldiers in the front.. US soldiers in the rear
A zoomed in shot of the US military from the North Korean side.
North Korean military on patrol
North Korea wants to squash the USA