North Korea serious chats

North Korea article is the most popular page within Housing around the World section. Every day in average 30 people visit the North Korea page, and over whole year few hundreds contacted me on this subject, sadly majority of them are children using bad language asking non-sense questions.

Here I show few examples of SERIOUS chats. See also stupid chats about North Korea.

Someone doing business in North Korea? Really?

He is either a kid having fun on chat (North Korea is a popular subject along kids), either someone who did some joint-venture with North Korean government and gained access to info that rest of world don’t know, and got disappointed by me for not knowing the truth about buying apartments and left the chat before being able to ask him more details.

Chat started on Saturday, August 05, 2017 8:42:19 PM

(8:42:19 PM) *** Visitor 66378458 has joined the chat ***
(8:42:21 PM) Teoalida (site owner): Hi there… if you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(8:42:27 PM) Visitor 66378458: hi
(8:42:35 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(8:42:36 PM) Teoalida: what’s up
(8:43:07 PM) Visitor 66378458: I am looking for buying an apartment in Pyongyong
(8:45:40 PM) Teoalida: what makes you to think that you can buy properties in this country?
(8:46:21 PM) Visitor 66378458: I am planning to swt up business over there
(8:47:02 PM) Teoalida: c’mon what is wrong with you?
(8:47:17 PM) Visitor 66378458: any problem
(8:47:36 PM) Teoalida: how you can set business in North Korea?
(8:47:41 PM) Visitor 66378458: why not
(8:47:44 PM) Teoalida: as far I know is impossible, show me contrary
(8:47:46 PM) Visitor 66378458: I already been there
(8:48:04 PM) Visitor 66378458: I had talk with Govt Authorities
(8:48:08 PM) Teoalida: how did you been able to enter in North Korea?
(8:48:27 PM) Visitor 66378458: With VISA
(8:48:36 PM) Teoalida: tourists or something else?
(8:48:50 PM) Visitor 66378458: I been there on tourist visa
(8:49:02 PM) Teoalida: guided tour?
(8:49:02 PM) Visitor 66378458: later I check the business opportunity
(8:49:16 PM) Visitor 66378458: No I have some friends
(8:49:38 PM) Teoalida: I never heard of anyone going in North Korea because have friends
(8:49:55 PM) Teoalida: the only people go there are tourists and embassy workers
(8:49:56 PM) Visitor 66378458: They are also doing business
(8:50:21 PM) Teoalida: but if you somewhat been able to go there, and set up a business, you can apply for an apartment. You will NOT buy it, but can live in it
(8:50:35 PM) Visitor 66378458: Ok
(8:51:09 PM) *** Visitor 66378458 has left ***

Feedback from a tourist who has visited North Korea

Location: Malta
Page URL:

Chat started on Thursday, January 25, 2018 9:31:17 PM

(9:31:17 PM) *** Visitor 15774314 has joined the chat ***
(9:31:19 PM) Teoalida (site owner): Hi there… if you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(9:43:40 PM) Visitor 15774314: Hi Teoalida, just wanted to let you know I’ve browsed a bit through your website. I’m finishing off a log diary about the DPRK following a trip there last year, and was researching material on housing.
(9:43:53 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(9:44:04 PM) Teoalida: really? you are one of the FEW people who went in North Korea?
(9:45:29 PM) Visitor 15774314: Not that few! We were 50 in our group. It was a fantastic experience. It was the last group to have American citizens in it (there were about 6 of them). After that, Trump put paid to it and now it is not possible for American citizens to visit any longer.
(9:45:47 PM) Teoalida: this page gets a lot of visitors especially from America often messaging me stupid questions like “how to move / how to buy a house in North Korea”
(9:46:01 PM) Teoalida: I tell them that is not possible and some insult me for providing fake info
(9:46:10 PM) Teoalida: how was your trip compared with my writing?
(9:48:34 PM) Visitor 15774314: Typical Americans! Don’t worry about those type of people – they’re not worth it. They are harmless, though. My trip was fantastic. My son Jordan was with me (he was 18, now turned 19). We had a tiny peep into the coutnry – you are only shown what they want you to see. But it was still amazing. I am a very experienced traveller, and so were most of the other travellers with me, and we all said it was one of the greatest travel experiences in our lives.
(9:49:42 PM) Teoalida: how many days you spent there?
(9:51:09 PM) Visitor 15774314: Listen, my friend (I hope I can call you that). I am working on my article now and will send you a copy once it is completed. It has great photography – sorry for sounding a bit immodest, but travel photography is my main passion. We spent 5 days there. I will have to leave off now but I will surely be in touch, hopefully soon. Take care, my friend.
(9:51:30 PM) Teoalida: you publish it online or send me via email?
(9:52:00 PM) Visitor 15774314: Will send you a copy via WeTranser. Do you use Micorsoft Publisher?

Chat continued…

Probably 1st person who contact me from INSIDE North Korea

Initially I though that was another kid making jokes that is working in North Korea… but seems that was REAL embassy worker. I feel sad that he quit without leaving a contact email, because I would liked

Country: United States
Page URL:

Chat started on Thursday, February 15, 2018 6:36:26 PM

(6:36:26 PM) *** Visitor 90850035 has joined the chat ***
(6:36:28 PM) Teoalida (site owner): Hi there… if you need any help or just wanna chat, drop here a message!
(6:36:57 PM) Visitor 90850035: Hello I am looking for a spot around pyongyang
(6:37:11 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(6:37:14 PM) Teoalida: what are you doing there?
(6:37:37 PM) Visitor 90850035: I work for an embassy
(6:38:31 PM) Visitor 90850035: specifically the UK embassy
(6:40:04 PM) Visitor 90850035: I hear the new construction on Mirae Scientist Street is pretty nice
(6:40:22 PM) Visitor 90850035: just not sure how I can apply
(6:40:41 PM) Visitor 90850035: so I have been checking my options
(6:41:13 PM) Teoalida: Let me tell you that 90% messages I am receiving from visitors of North Korea page are just stupid, most of visitors are children, could I believe you that are embassy worker?
(6:42:19 PM) Visitor 90850035: do you mean only children live there?
(6:42:40 PM) Teoalida: no, but children love sending random messages everywhere they see a chatbox
(6:42:48 PM) Visitor 90850035: oh nevermind I see what you mean
(6:43:10 PM) Teoalida:
(6:44:12 PM) Visitor 90850035: well my children do go to the foreigners primary school. We have been in-country for about 6 months
(6:44:17 PM) Teoalida: so what “spot” are you talking about?
(6:44:35 PM) Teoalida: hmm… you are now in North Korea? I see you in Texas
(6:46:51 PM) Visitor 90850035: I was talking about possibly living amongst the locals , Im currently in the Munsu-Dong area
(6:47:22 PM) Teoalida:,_Pyongyang
(6:47:24 PM) Teoalida: interesting
(6:47:44 PM) Teoalida: I think that you are 1st person who ever contact me from inside North Korea!
(6:48:19 PM) Visitor 90850035: well there is internet here
(6:48:45 PM) Visitor 90850035: so are you not located in-country?
(6:49:06 PM) Teoalida: Country: Canada
Page URL:

Chat started on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 8:43:58 PM

(8:43:58 PM) *** Visitor 57557737 has joined the chat ***
(8:43:58 PM) Visitor 57557737: how did you escape from north korea ?
(8:44:10 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(8:44:22 PM) Teoalida: what makes to to ask such stupid question?
(8:44:42 PM) Visitor 57557737: you are from north korea
(8:45:29 PM) Teoalida: why you don’t read article first?
(8:45:32 PM) Teoalida: especially the bottom
(8:46:30 PM) Visitor 57557737: it says you were born in a north korea prison camp
(8:47:02 PM) Teoalida: YOU’RE BLIND
(8:47:05 PM) Teoalida: About me
I am from Romania, and interested in North Korea due to similarities with the former communist government of my country.

(6:49:36 PM) Visitor 90850035: oh I see
(6:50:03 PM) Visitor 90850035: I guess I will find an official that can help
(6:50:15 PM) Teoalida: leave an email address to keep in touch
(6:50:29 PM) Teoalida: I would like to ask you some questions about North Korea
(6:51:38 PM) Teoalida: BTW do you pay anything for housing?
(6:51:57 PM) *** Visitor 90850035 has left ***

A nice chat

Country: Taiwan
Page URL:

Chat started on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 4:41:32 PM

(4:41:32 PM) *** Visitor 95759084 has joined the chat ***
(4:41:34 PM) Teoalida (site owner): Hi there… may I know what are you looking for? If you need any help or just want to talk about what is on website, drop here a message!
(4:43:30 PM) Visitor 95759084: May i ask if it requires complicated procedures before going to NK?
(4:43:51 PM) *** Teoalida has joined the chat ***
(4:44:05 PM) Teoalida: ask a tourism agency, they will explain you all details
(4:44:36 PM) Teoalida: USA no longer give VISA to go in North Korea since 2017
(4:44:53 PM) Visitor 95759084: ok thanks for your help
(4:45:03 PM) Teoalida: actually do you go as tourist or for what reason?
(4:45:45 PM) Visitor 95759084: tourist
(4:46:16 PM) Teoalida: tourists are permanently guided and you can go only in places designated by government, are you OK with this?
(4:46:28 PM) Visitor 95759084: yep
(4:46:43 PM) Teoalida: once time ago someone asked me how to buy a motorhome to travel around North Korea freely
(4:47:06 PM) Teoalida: probably a kid who just wanted to have fun with me
(4:47:07 PM) Visitor 95759084: hahaha
(4:47:38 PM) Visitor 95759084: i heard that it isn’t worth it
(4:49:00 PM) Teoalida: few thousands people visit North Korea each year… probably very rich people who have nothing else to do with money
(4:49:11 PM) Teoalida: or that have some special interest for communism (like me)
(4:49:19 PM) Teoalida: a normal person wouldn’t go there
(4:49:32 PM) Visitor 95759084: agree
(4:51:55 PM) Visitor 95759084: anyways tks
(4:52:03 PM) Visitor 95759084 has rated the chat Good
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