In a Nutshell: I visited North Korea in late 2014 and over 16 days ventured to all corners of this mysterious nation on one of the longest itineraries ever executed for foreigners. Here are 100 photos (part 1) taken during this visit to North Korea.
About: I’m Elliott. I’m the tour director at North Korea tour operator Uri Tours. I travel a lot myself, sometimes to the unusual, weird and wacky. Earth Nutshell is where I share my experiences. Interested in visiting North Korea for yourself? Shoot me an email at [email protected].
Just watched a doco on Sk. Enjoyed your images. I’m from Lilydale Tasmania.
This was really insightful, much more interesting then just hearing about it!
Loved your article. Your pictures speak volumes. Thankyou.
Elliott, excellent photos, well done, I know how difficult they are to get.
My wife and I were on the similar trip to you a couple of years earlier. The experience was more difficult for my wife being the only female but we enjoyed going back through your photos to prompt me to get out mine. We arrived by Air Koryo and left by train to China. The train journey was the most revealing as my photos pay witness. I did manage to avoid a mass photo deletion instruction at the border, when we were bounced around by contingent of guards who swamped our compartment; by switching SD cards. There was money smuggling in the adjacent compartment which was very scary as one of our small group was sharing with the perpetrators. The unaccompanied countryside photo shots I took, show a very different place to Pyongyang and the other cities. We were unaccompanied, with no tickets or passports during the 4 hour journey but quizzed by numbers of possibly secret police we had travelling with us in the sole two carriages we were restricted to.
Looking back on our trip we had a number of close very shaves as we had one person in our group of seven, who saw no boundaries and did put the rest of us at risk, something we eventually dealt with by warning him to behave.
Good photos and insight, thanks.
Though, how “aggressive” and “rude” of the North Koreans to display raw photos of American war atrocities in their “Museum of United States War Atrocities”.
They should know better and thank Americans for the beheading of their children, right?
Humanity can fill up ten times the Louvre with American war atrocities, buddy, so take it easy.
He said aggressive and intense, not rude. Which they are, by no accident they’re aggressive photos.
Did you feel like you were walking on eggshells the whole time? Even the photo of where the s. korean tourist was shot…AND YOUR PARENTS LET YOU GO? 🙂 Nice photos, and fascinating set.
You did an excellent job!
Are north korea have a film industry?? Who are their main actresses and actors
the country look’s very dry
Thanks for sharing!
Mabuhay! From philippines 🙂