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Travelling on the highways in North Korea is a great experience, as it allows us to see the daily life of the country not controlled by the government like in Pyongyang. The highways connect the main towns of the counties and are totally car-free. This creates a very strange atmosphere since the roads are as large as airstrips, however in poor conditions with numerous bumpings and holes.
Everything is planned when you visit North Korea, even the bathrooms stops! According to the guide, it is too dangerous to stop on the highway to make a pee!
Some shops in the middle of nowhere welcome you with a relaxing moment where once again, you’ll be reading some propaganda on the walls. It will also allow your driver to buy cheap soju (rice alcohol) that they drink like Red Bulls but with different side effects!
- 1 #1 Busy Day On The Highway…
- 2 #2 Yes, In North Korea You Can Bike Without Danger On Highway
- 3 #3 The Highways Are So Large That Even Planes Could Land On Them
- 4 #4 A Kid With His Gooses On The Highway Side. Most Of The Time People Use The Highway For Their Daily Activities. Therefore They Got So Surprised To See Cars Or Buses On It
- 5 #5 It Is Forbidden To Enter Pyongyang With A Dirty Car, So After A Long Trip On The Highway, The Cars And The Buses Must Be Cleaned Before Entering The Town
- 6 #6 The Trips On The Highways Allow Us To See The Reality Of The Countryside, And The Lack Of Development. It Seems Time Has Frozen In The 50s
- 7 #7 There Are No Tolls In North Korea, But You Cannot Leave Pyongyang Without A Special Authorization
- 8 #8 A Live Orchestra Playing At The Road That’s Being Repaired
- 9 #9 A Highway Junction Is So Rarely Used By Cars That Kids Can Even Dry Corn On The Road!
- 10 #10 In The Middle Of Nowhere On The Highway, A Stop Is Planned By The Guides In Shops That Sell Alcohol
- 11 #12 A Nice And Relaxing Room In A Highway
- 12 #13 All Along The Highway Near The South Korean Border, You Can See Those Huge Cement Blocks. They Can Be Used To Block The Highway In Case Of American Invasion
- 13 #14 A Lot Of People Are Trying To Stop Cars, However They Have To Wait For Hours
- 14 #15 In My Country, You Can Spot Wild Animals Crossing The Highways. Whereas In North Korea, You Can See The Local Kids Crossing The Large Roads
- 15 #16 A Small Souvenir Shop On The Highway. They Are Selling Some Apples. One Euro For One Apple! They Are The First Fruit I Ever Have During My Two-weeks Trip!
- 16 #17 Ironically, The Only Advertising Billboards You Can See In Pyongyang Are About Cars!
- 17 #18 Lots Of Holes Can Be Found On The Highways, So Lot Of Workers Are Trying To Fix The Road
- 18 #19 The Daily Life
- 19 #20 Workers On The Highway Are Repairing The Road
- 20 #22 Lots Of Propaganda Billboards Can Be Seen From The Highway. A Big Investment Compared To The Transport…
- 21 #23 The Daily Life
- 22 #24 The Daily Life
- 23 #25 The Daily Life
- 24 #26 The Daily Life
- 25 #27 The Daily Life
- 26 #28 A Sign Saying That Seoul Is Just 64 Km Away From North Korea
- 27 #29 “independance, Peace, Reunification” On The Cement Blocks Of The Dmz Highway
- 28 #30 While Your Friends Go To Pee In The Toilets Of The Shop, Where There Is No Running Water, You Can Enjoy Some Propaganda On The Walls Of The Shop
Me: Can we make a bathroom stop? My guide: No, it is too dangerous to stop on the highway. Me: But we havent seen any cars for an hour!! My guide: A stop is scheduled at half way!
It is a way to respect the town of the Leaders, according to my guide.
Even for local people. The lack of public transportation is reducing the chances of escapes
Getting on the highways is a very good way to see scenes of local life, even though the bus driver drives at a very high speed trying to hide the reality from foreign visitors.
My bus driver loves drinking soju, the rice alcohol, just like our western drivers adore Red Bulls!
My guides are rather annoyed as they know how symbolic this car is in their country, where everything is rationed out It is the first time that I hear them criticizing something from their system.
So, I ask my guide to stop for them as the tourist bus I have is empty. He refuses, explaining that it is absolutely impossible to do this.
Security is not the main concern, because the sign is put up just right next to the workers, not 200m before!
An overloaded truck breaks down with a lot of smoke coming out I had the chance to take these pictures just because… After lunch, my guides are enjoying the comfort of the bus seats and snoring
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