Pyongyang Beer Festival

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When visiting Pyongyang in August it happened to be the first ever beer festival to take place in North Korea. It was great to see the locals having a good time and enjoying themselves with beers and music. The beer was actually quite tasty and the uniforms of the waitresses were stunning!

Pyongyang Beer Festival

I was surprised by the media coverage the festival got around the world! I only realized once I got back that a lot of media had picked up on the beer festival! The dailymail published a picture of our tour group in which you can see us having our beers.

Source (dailymail.co.uk)

My dad also gave an interview and can be seen at minute 0:39 in the video below!

Source (Metro.co.uk)

All in all it was a great experience and I was happy to read some positive media coverage on North Korea compared to the one-sided media coverage it usually gets. Guess the love for beer is mutual – regardless of any borders!

In case you want to read more about the beer festival I have listed a couple of English as well as German articles below:

English articles

Metro: http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/14/north-koreans-are-having-a-ball-at-their-first-ever-beer-festival-6066658/
DailyMail: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3739845/Inside-North-Korea-s-beer-festival-Pyongyang.html
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/16/plastered-pyongyang-north-korea-launches-first-beer-festival
NK News: https://www.nknews.org/2016/08/pyongyang-proposes-a-toast-for-its-first-ever-beer-festival/
Mashable: http://mashable.com/2016/08/15/north-korea-beer-festival/#2aAczoJw4Sq0

German articles

Sputnik Deutschland: http://de.sputniknews.com/panorama/20160814/312107530/norkorea-erstes-bierfest-video.html
Süddeutsche: http://www.sueddeutsche.de/muenchen/oktoberfest-nordkorea-vorbild-fuer-wiesn-wirte-1.3122691
Stern: http://www.stern.de/genuss/trinken/stammtisch/nordkorea-beer-festival-oktoberfest-7009656.html#mg-0_1472106709387

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