－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－ *本團由活現香港 (文化) 有限公司 (牌照號碼：353919) 營運 . ☃️North Korea Winter Delegation: Countdown for Change #CountdownAtDPRK Date: 26 Dec 2018 – 1 Jan 2019 Details and Registration: Please comment on the post or inbox us
2018 has been a historical year for North Koreans – the US-DPRK Summit went smoothly, the two Koreas entered “The Era of No War”, and it is also the 70th anniversary of the country’s foundation. These significant events do not only alter the nation’s future, but also the heartbeat of its people. Is the country going to open up, or is Kim going to become more powerful than ever? As winter approaches, 2018 is also coming to an end; how do North Koreans think of the change?
This December, join us in <North Korea Winter Delegation: Countdown for Change> and have some winter fun – see for yourself the North Korea after a year of frenzy. Experience the nation’s daily routine in winter time, wander around a disarmed Panmunjom, and bid farewell to the historical 2018 under spectacular fireworks with fellow North Koreans.
📍Shop, skate, and countdown for 2019 with North Koreans 📍Chat in small groups with local English students 📍Explore the disarmed Panmunjom 📍Visit Kaesong, capital of ancient Koryo Dynasty 📍Meet bodies of the nation’s late leaders in the Palace of the Sun 📍Learn about the country’s development on newly built streets of Pyongyang －－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－－ *The programme is operated by Walk in Hong Kong Limited (Travel Agents License: 353919) … See MoreSee Less
A female North Korean friend once told us that "despite our pretty faces, North Korean girls live a tough life." Why? "Gender proportions are distorted, so it is very competitive to marry a good man. Also, the nation is patriarchal – women have to work too, but we are solely responsible for housework."
Sexual violence may be the hidden secret behind her speech. However, you wouldn’t see females being harassed on the streets of Pyongyang. Also, the government is indeed introducing female-friendly policies to boost productivity. For example, pregnant ladies receive larger portion of food, while working mums work for shorter hours without a reduction in wage. In non-economic aspects, how much the government is willing to devote in order to promote gender equality? It is surely an important point of observation. … See MoreSee Less
North Korean officials commit sexual violence with little concern for the consequences. The government fails to investigate and prosecute complaints, or to provide protection and services to victims, and even asserts that the country is implausibly free of sexism or sexual violence.
Canada always gives an impression of an ideal place for immigration; it is indeed the cultural mosaic, yet the Canadian local culture is hard to discern. It is not as mysterious as North Korea, and it does not have a long history like ancient civilizations. To most “in-depth travellers”, such a developed and modern country is probably out of their bucket lists.
We all know that despite the apparent prosperity, Hong Kong is secretly a city full of tension; similarly, Canada also has its own culture, history, and challenges. Union Jack and flag of England printed on flag of Ontario hide the trace of British colonialism; from their bilingual policy, we can see the hint of Sovereignty Movement in Quebec; behind Canada’s open doors to immigrants, homeless aboriginals reveal how marginalisation and discrimination exist in the country. Today, Chinese is the largest non-European ethnic group in Canada – who would have thought that Chinese Exclusion Action and Head Tax were imposed on Chinese until justice finally arrives in 2006?
Imagination of "in-depth travel" is often limited to mysterious countries. However, regardless of familiarity or level of development, there are always stories awaiting discovery and findings underneath the surface wherever we go. Breaking our stereotypes and opening up horizons – isn’t that what we call “in-depth”?
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