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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Erika Toda Magono Chikara Magazine

Japanese actress Erika Toda in May 2014 issue of Magono Chikara Magazine [Jp]. Love the leisure concept of the photoshoot; the actress seems to be taking a break in real life too, travelling places and hanging out with friends.

Erika Toda Japanese Magono Chikara Magazine

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Lee Hyori Korean temple stay

Korean pop star Lee Hyori recently participated in a short temple stay program for her Golden 12 TV show in which she indulges in different kind of lifestyle with her friends. Photos from First Look [Kr] Magazine which covers the story…

Lee Hyori Korean temple stay

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Takabisha – world’s steepest roller coaster

Takabisha (高飛車, lit. high flying car) – located at the Fuji-Q Highland Amusement Park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi, Japan – is the world’s steepest roller coaster with a drop angle of 121°. Check out the videos during the coaster’s testing period…

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Ryoko Hirosue, Keio, Mount Takao

Japanese actress Ryoko Hirosue in a 2010-2011 photoset for KEIO Corp, shot at Mt Takao in Hachioji City. The mountain is a popular recreation and hiking spot due to its close proximity to Tokyo. KEIO runs one of the major railway lines that provide access to the mountain, it took only an hour of train ride from city centre to reach the place.

Ryoko Hirosue Mount Takao Japan

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