North Korea is not exactly a place where you can easily use your smartphones and tablets even as a foreigner. Well, that is until earlier this year as the country now allows foreigner to bring along their mobile phones into the country. Furthermore, North Korea has also recently allowed foreign visitors to access its 3G network which is provided by a Korean-Egypt joint venture, Koryolink.
While the access is still not open to North Korean citizens, foreigners on the network have the ability to embark on most of the usual mobile data activity including Instagram which is exactly what David Guttenfelder is doing. As the Associated Press’ Chief Photographer for Asia, he is one of the few foreign photographers that had regular access to the country and one of the first to post real-time Instagram from there.
It is yet another interesting look inside North Korea which still remains as one of the most secluded country in the world and we are pretty sure that it might help boost the tourism in the country, for all we know. That being said, be prepared to pay a hefty sum for the mobile data access in the country if you somehow ended up there in the near future.
Check out David’s Instagram page to see more.