We all know North Korea and South Korea but are we really aware how different these two neighboring countries are? Well first and foremost, their official names are respectively Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and Republic of Korea (South Korea).
For the most part, South Korea is known for K-Pop and kimchi while North Korea is popular for its controversial leader Kim Jong Un, along with a string of controversies such as its fake towns and nuclear weapons.
Those who have visited these places will attest that, yes, there are massive differences between the two – and fortunately, we get a good glimpse of both, thanks to the photos taken by this guy.
Jacob Laukaitis, a self-confessed “location independent entrepreneur traveling the world” recently shared his experiences in both countries.
In a BoredPanda post, Jacob wrote:
“One year ago I went on a strictly guided 7-day tour in North Korea, where they took away my passport and didn’t allow me to explore anything on my own. North Korea was definitely the weirdest country I had ever visited and during my time there I kept wondering what life was like in the neighboring South Korea, which used to be exactly the same country just over 60 years ago! That’s why at the end of that trip I promised myself to visit South Korea this year so that I could compare my experiences in both of those countries. Those pairs of pictures you’ll see below show the differences of life in both Koreas.”
Check out the candid photos below and judge for yourself:
#1. Free time (South Korea)
#2. Free time (North Korea)
#3. Youth (South Korea)
#4. Youth (North Korea)
#5. Parking lot (South Korea)
#6. Parking lot (North Korea)
#7. Street (South Korea)
#8. Street (North Korea)
#9. Countryside (South Korea)
#10. Countryside (North Korea)
#11. University (South Korea)
#12. University (North Korea)
#13. Train station (South Korea)
#14. Train station (North Korea)
Now watch Jacob’s video documentary and learn more:
78-Year-Old Man Lives Alone In An Island For Almost 30 Years
A 78-year-old man has been living isolation in an island for almost 30 years now and plans to spend the rest of his life alone.
No man is supposed to be an island but this man has made himself an exception to the rule. Now 78 years old, Mauro Morandi has been living extremely isolated at the Budelli Island for almost 30 years now.
Mauro set sail in his catamaran 28 years ago. Already about to fail, Mauro was carried to the above mentioned island where he decided to build a home.
When Mauro landed at the Budelli Island in 1989, he learned that the area caretaker was about to retire. With his catamaran already dilapidated that time, he thought fate already dictated him to change his life and take the job of looking after the island. What's more surprising is he never left his haven ever since....
National Geographic Unveils Winners of 2017 Travel Photography Competition
National Geographic compiled the most breathtaking photos from all over the world.
Photographers all over the world have been waiting for this moment – the announcement of winners of this year’s National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year. The annual event seems to be getting more and more competitive with thousands of breathtaking shots from talented photographers. Over 15,000 entries from travelers worldwide vied for the coveted title and prizes.
#1 Grand Prize Winner: The Power Of Nature (Rancho De Aguirre, Colima, Mexico)
Netherlands Residents Experience Nightmare Living In The ‘Most Spammed Home Address’
Imagine having your mailbox clogged with letters from strangers.
Getting junk or spam emails is already bad enough so what more if unexpected letters are delivered right to your doorstep. If that’s not bad enough, imagine living in a home where you get your utilities cut off for no reason or receive mail from strangers. Sounds like a nightmare but it did happen to a few people living at this particular address in the Netherlands.
Home address 1234 AB, 123 (real address undisclosed) is considered as the most spammed address hackers or even regular people in the country use when they fill out online forms, Motherboard Netherlands (via Oddity Central) reported. These people either enter the address because they’re too lazy to put their own or use it as a way to protect their own privacy. What these people don’t realize is that it has negative consequences for people who are actually living in that home.