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Weekend Wanderlust (vol 56)

What are you up to to this weekend? I'm recovering from foot surgery and taking it easy this month, watching lots of terrible television and remaining blissfully ignorant of the dropping temperatures outside. (I kind of don't want to admit it, but I haven't left the apartment in almost...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 55)

- You should be following jsalto on Instagram - The Japanese museum of rocks that look like faces - The Secret History of Twin Peaks - A Swedish hostel with incredible style - This fall smoothie sounds amazing (it needs booze, but still sounds amazing) - Of course Japan is considering building a hot...

Weekend Wanderlust (vol 53)

- Weird, beautiful, and perfect for the Halloween season: Yokainoshima: Island of Monsters, a new photo book cataloguing Japanese folk costumes - Lava, moon, milky way and meteor, all in one photograph - A look inside one of the North Korean restaurants in Bangkok (there are more than 100 around the...
- A compelling read over at Legal Nomads on the trials (and spiders!) of a 10 day silent meditation course - A timelapse train trip through India - Just started reading Bill Bryson's new book, and I'm dying for a hike in the English countryside - I know it seems like "photos...

The Women of North Korea

Photographer Mihaela Noroc has photographed women in 37 countries to document the diversity of beauty. She recently posted her photographs of women in North Korea, which are lovely-- though I wonder if I'm reading too much into it thinking that many of them look a bit sad or uncomfortable....
- Indian taxi cabs get crazy beautiful makeovers - Photographer releases tiger in abandoned Detroit factory, because...Detroit? - Watermelon bread is a thing, and it's sort of fantastic - An awesome Los Angeles tourism map for kids - Documenting the Disappearing Record Stores of Paris - Pricey, yes, but way better than washing your...
- Rock 'n' Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip, circa 1960s - The crazy webs of electric cables of Japan - Eat like a Parisian in a Parisian Apartment - A beautiful patchwork shutter restaurant in Vietnam - Kim Jong-Un's All-Female Fighter Pilot Squad - A map of NYC's best coffee shops - A cool...
What are you up to this weekend? I'm off to Cincinnati for my little brother's wedding! I'm excited for that, and also hoping to get some shots of the historic Netherland Plaza art deco hotel. - The Wondrous Water Towers of New York City - A home swapping site only for...

Everyday Life in North Korea

As is probably obvious by now, there's something incredibly fascinating to me about the often surreal, closed-off lives of the citizens of North Korea. So no surprise that I'm captivated by @everydaydprk, an Instagram account that pulls from multiple photographers and aims to capture everyday life in the strange...
It probably comes as no surprise to hear that North Korea has a factory of sorts employing 4,000 people to pump out propaganda artwork. By now, many people are aware of the weird, manufactured cult of personality surrounding the Kim dynasty. What has intrigued me lately is how North...