Communications Tech and a Smile

Kaesong Waitress

Cell phones in North Korea remain popular as ever; our waitress at the Kaesong Folk Hotel bar receives a wireless call.

Kaesong Waitress

Land lines still exist, are used, and give the moment captured a classic retro feel.

Kaesong Waitress North Korea

With her calls finished, and in between serving us traditional blueberry liqueur, our waitress poses for a classic portrait shot.

3 responses

  1. Your blog is really interesting and you certainly present the DPRK in a much different light to the one we are used to receiving from the media. We are presented with a picture of a very poor (financially and technologically) people who are kept as virtual prisoners in their own country, and are about 2 grains of rice away from starving. Their ‘internet’ is closed and there are no mobile phones, also they are ‘at war’ with America and the West. But you picture smiling very friendly people who appear to love life and are not at all ‘different’ from us…I am confused?????!!!!

    April 23, 2013 at 7:27 am

    • I think you got it figured out – the reality there is different than what the media wants to sensationalize to sell media ratings.

      April 23, 2013 at 10:09 am

  2. I thought so…anyway it looks like a fascinating country and I’ll continue to read and enjoy your posts…take care and thanks for sharing your experiences.

    April 23, 2013 at 11:45 am

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