In North Korea, the father or the mother carries his child like that, even when they are 3 or 4. I haven't seen any stroller. It's the tradition.
We were supposed to visit the catholic church, but the guides prefered the protestant... We arrived around 10, there were 50 believers in the temple, singing and praying. Then after 15 minutes, they invited us to leave the temple.
The temple is very small, compared to the huge official buildings!
North Korea already has a Catholic church, which for many seem to be 'showcases' built for the visits of foreigners since they do not offer regular liturgical service.
The International Friendship Exhibition, home to shrines to the 'Great Leader', Kim Il-sung, and his son Kim Jong-il. 600 rooms contain more than 250 000 gifts from all around the world... From ivory to kitsch fake copies. Samsung also offered a gold mobile phone...which isn’t very useful in North Korea, seeing as there is no mobile network. The funniest gift is a basketball signed by Michael Jordan, apparently given by Madeleine Allbright to Kim Jong Il. The museum has been created in the hill for security reasons. No pictures are allowed to be taken inside.
Our tour guide said with pride that if we stayed for 1 minute in front of each gift, we would need 1 whole year to visit the entire museum.
On the right: a stuffed alligator, a gift from a member of the leadership of the Sandinista National Liberation Front, and minister of the interior of the council of National Reconstruction of the republic of Nicaragua, in 1971.You have to wear protection on your shoes, as you may put some dirt inside…
The museum displays a collection of pictures showing Kim Il Sung alongside other leaders such as Castro, Khadafi, Sihanouk, and many others.
The General Hospital of Koryo Medicine - Pyongyang North Korea
In every village, at the entrance, you can see this kind of posters which shows the rate of the production.
This billboard shows how many seeds have been sown by the villagers groups in celebration of North Korea's 60th birthday of North Korea.
In the countryside, people work in farms, by 300/600 people units.
They have to produce an amount each year, and if they do more, thay can keep a ratio for themselves or resell it to get money and buy things for the village.
They do not earn money, it is the government which gives them back food.
But each family owns a little land to grow vegetables or fruits.
It is incredible to see outside Pyongyang that every inch is cultivated, everywhere.
Children playground with a strange fresco on the wall! North Korea