Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Life

Leaked Photos From North Korean Tour Guide Show A Different Side Of Kim Jong-un’s Mysterious Country

The ones he doesn’t want anyone to see.

The ones he doesn't want anyone to see.

Shane Horan has worked as the international tour manager for Young Pioneers Tours, an organization that regularly takes people into the country for guided tours. Here’s what Shane had to say about it, alongside some of the photographs he’s taken:

I’ve always been fascinated with North Korea and other so called ‘rogue nations’, especially since studying international relations at university.

I had my eye on the job for a few years after stumbling across the company in my search for ways of travelling to the DPRK. I asked, they accepted and I was on a plane to Beijing to begin a new life.

It’s very easy to actually get a visa and travel into the country, Americans aside.

The country itself is an incredibly fascinating and beautiful place. I hope that one day it opens and becomes less restrictive for tourists to visit.

But the country is opening slowly but surely to tourists. There are more places than ever that you can visit all over the country and not just in Pyongyang.

North Korea 15
North Korea 1
North Korea 2
North Korea 3
North Korea 4
North Korea 5
North Korea 6
North Korea 7
North Korea 8
North Korea 9
North Korea 10
North Korea 11
North Korea 12
North Korea 13
North Korea 14
Images Via

Of course, we have to stick to places we’re supposed to, but we can choose what to put on our itineraries.

You are watched when out and about on the street, but not in your hotel rooms and not so much when visiting the places you’re allowed.

But I’ve never been anywhere that’s restricted. Our tours are geared towards balancing the history and monuments with genuine interactions with locals.

This tour guide took quite a risk by leaking these photos, but without them we’d never know what the ominously mysterious country of North Korea truly looks like in terms of it’s people and infrastructure.

It’s actually amazing how beautiful the country is, and yet, there’s seemingly still an air of despair floating around, as seen on the faces of many North Korean peoples. Some, however, have genuine expressions of happiness, which is astounding considering the state of the DPRK. Some have simply learned how to persevere.

The photos of the buildings look like some sort of pop-up, for-show city, where there’s more decoration than human life. You can even see the lack of lights present in the city buildings during the dimly-lit morning sunrise. The desolate skyline of North Korea speaks volumes of this rouge nation.

If you want to see more rare photos of North Korea, check out pictures of their only airline. And if you want even more of the rogue nation, watch this harrowing video of the chilling dystopian music that plays every morning throughout Pyongyang– Kim Jong-un’s wakeup call to his people. 

Featured Image Via

Written By

Advertisement
Advertisement

You May Also Like

Drugs

DMT is a psychedelic drug otherwise known as ‘The Spirit Molecule’, with many users feeling profoundly changed by the experience of taking the drug.

Life

Be in-the-know about online ads.

College

A recent study by the ONS has found that 45% of students in England reported their mental health and well-being had worsened since October.

College

Saving money can be hard for students. Luckily, these discounts on popular services can help them have more fun without breaking the bank.

Life

It's official: icks are being left behind in 2022.

Life

How can we better ourselves and listen to the experiences of others?

Life

Astrology is definitely legitimate... I'm such a Leo!

College

Eight actually fun and not overdone night out ideas for college students.

Life

The truth about what really goes on in the hospitality industry and the stress workers face day to day.