Daily life in North Korea as a foreign tourist

Video by travel blogger Jacob Laukaitis who visited North Korea with a tour group earlier this year. He revealed the basic do’s and don’ts at the beginning of the film, and he didn’t hide the fact that most of the things he seen were staged.

Set politics (and atom bombs) aside, an interesting tourism video for the “mysterious” country. It reminds me of my trip to China in late 90’s, in other words North Korea seems to be 15-20 years behind some parts of the world.

Visit The Philippines 2015

TV commercial for Visit The Philippines Year 2015, featuring some popular and beautiful tourist destinations in the Southeast Asian country, i.e. Palawan, Davao, Cebu, Manila, Siargao, Bohol and Boracay.

North Korea has a luxury ski resort

North Korea has opened a luxury ski resort in early 2014. The Masikryong Ski Resort was built at the summit of the 1,360-metre Taehwa Peak, some 20 kilometres outside Wonsan City in Kangwon Province.

The Masikryong (literally “horse-resting pass”) project was constructed in just ten months. And it got some help from China to bypass the international sanction to get the much-needed infrastructures to complete the ski ground.

Photos by UriTours, a NY and Shanghai based travel agency specialising in North Korea trips. Judging from the pictures the resort doesn’t look too shabby.

North Korea Masikryong Ski Resort
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Cathay Pacific – Life Well Travelled

Hong Kong’s Cathay Pacific airline has launched a new marketing campaign, known as Life Well Travelled. Besides a few promotion videos, the company is also encouraging people to share their travel experience via the campaign site.

Miss Adventure (in Thailand, starring model Aimee Cheng-Bradshaw)

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Marina Bay Sands 24/7 Redefined

Commercial for Marina Bay Sands, a hotel & casino resort in Singapore which is becoming an icon for the island nation since its opening 2010.

The complex is an architecture marvel, and its infinity edge swimming pool – which offers an amazing view of Singapore – is simply genius.