:flag-kp:【Enter North Korea Summer: Heading to a Final Peace?】 Dates: 21 – 26 May | 31 May – 5 Jun Details and Registration: bit.ly/dprk-may
Two Koreas are preparing announce the official end to their 68-years-long war during their summit held in next Friday. According to an unidentified official, they will seek to ease the military tensions between the South and the North, and through negotiations, to bring an end to the North’s nuclear program. Will this unprecedented meeting bring peace to the Korean Peninsula yet deal with the conflicts lie in reunification?
This summer, join us to North Korea, to explore the possibility of a peaceful Korean Peninsula, to discuss the prospects and drawbacks of reunification, and to interact with the locals. @ North Korea … See MoreSee Less
【Tibet Dictionary：Where’s Dalai Lama?】 As the highest spiritual leader of Tibet Buddhism, Dalai Lama fled to Dharamsala, India in 1959 after the "Lhasa Incident". It is because he noted both of his religious and political powers in Tibet were being diminished by PRC government when they held the power over China. Dalai Lama has never gone back to Lhasa ever since, let alone his Potala Palace. And that is also why Dharamsala is called "Dhasa", meaning "Lhasa in Dharamsala".
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Located in the Middle East region, Iran is known for its sizzling summer in which the temperature can be as high as 45 degrees. According to our experiences, the heat is usually bearable and it feels hot yet dry, but not burning.
Far before the invention of air-conditioners, Iranians have applied various techniques in designing their architecture to cool down the interior temperature during summer time. Wind-catchers have been built on top of their houses to collect the hot air and direct it down to the basement for cooling down, this newly generated cool air is then delivered to all rooms in the building. This natural and environmentally friendly air conditioner did work that you could feel the breeze inside the rooms!
On the other hand, they used to build a high wall around their houses or in the underground, so as to reduce the amount of sunlight entering the room. They also carve a small hole in the ceiling to allow sufficient light entering the houses, at the same time, avoid overheating.
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🇰🇵【北韓行：兩韓新和平時代？】 日期：21 – 26 May | 31 May – 5 Jun 詳情及登記：bit.ly/dprk-may
【‘SURPRISE‘ while travelling in North Korea – Recap of March North Korea Programme】
I was always asked if I’ve ever felt bored visiting North Korea on and on.
To be frank, it is true that the novelty has been wearing off since the first time I stepped into this mysterious country, but there are always ‘SURPRISEs’ in the journey, which fills me with both hopes and fears awaiting another visit.
The greatest ‘SURPRISE’ during this trip must be the night in Kaesong! The weather in North Korea was still freezing in March, and the power supply, especially out of Pyongyang, was rarely stable. Though we have made confirmation about the power in Kaesong Folklore Hotel repeatedly ahead, the power, as well as hot water supply, still went off after dinner. The power cut blacked the entire hotel out, and what’s worse, our mobile phones, being the only thing we brought with flashes were placed somewhere else for batteries recharge. Fortunately the staff brought us a few candles in the end, but we were still too frightened to stay in our own rooms or even bath, and instead we spent the night together sharing ghost stories, with scream and laughter filled up the cold and dark night.
Another ‘SURPRISE’ was that we were arranged to visit a new school at a short notice. It was an elite school, but the students were not used to face foreigners and being extremely shy. We could not make them talk much even with our best endeavor. Knowing the students love playing soccer, we proposed a friendly match with them. Leaving the classroom, stepping into the field, they were no longer shy and enjoyed the game with us. The results were not what matter, but the time we spent together – we shared a sincere communication beyond language.
And the participants are always my greatest ‘SURPRISE’. They came from different countries, at different ages and possessed with different characters. Perhaps there is always something in common for those who are curious about North Korea, there are always good vibes in the group. They are always my best return from the trip as well!
‘SURPRISEs’ in a trip to North Korea might not be uncommon, but thanks to these, we could create our own unique memories in North Korea, and that’s why I never felt bored in North Korea!
– North Korea HKURW Tour Mentor Cman
🇰🇵【Enter North Korea Summer: Heading to a Final Peace?】 Dates: 21 – 26 May | 31 May – 5 Jun Details and Registration: bit.ly/dprk-may … See MoreSee Less