Excess Baggage goes north of the DMZ

Bradt Country Guide to North KoreaAfter last week’s feature on South Korea with Jennifer Barclay, this week’s Excess Baggage looked at North Korea with Robert Willoughby, author of the Bradt Guide to North Korea (right), and Doris Richards, an avid traveler.

Willoughby’s introduction to North Korea was as an English language examiner working for the British Council, assessing the language abilities of some North Koreans destined for a college in England. Since then he has visited the DPRK several times to prepare the Bradt travel guide, now in its second edition (December 2007). The Bradt website claims it’s still the only travel guide to the country.

Richards explores little-visited countries, and North Korea was high on her list. She described some of the tourist attractions, including the museum of gifts presented to the Great Leader – which includes a Royal Derby plate of the Tolpuddle Martyrs.

You can listen again to the broadcast on the Excess Baggage website.

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