Monday, October 10, 2011


Hans Magnus Enzensberger once said: „Luxury in our days is clean water, clean air, partial control about our time. And quietness.”
You’ll have lots of quietness in North Korea, a country with hardly any traffic and no night life at all. You may drive on motorways without jams. But you might also wait for a train to come that won’t come. Would you miss the deep sound of motorbikes? The throbbing of cars in eight parallel lanes? I didn’t. Yet some North Koreans think that this only shows a stagnant society.
Tranquillity. In the Buddhist temples you might find peace of mind. Some monks will only be pretending and know more about the times Kim Il Sung visited the area than about Buddhism. But that’s another story.

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