Hotels of Pyongyang: New book takes readers inside North Korean capital’s colorful accommodations

Hong Kong (CNN) — For many travelers, spending a lot of time in a hotel means you haven’t properly gone out and enjoyed a destination.

For James Scullin, who has visited the Hermit Kingdom eight times, hotels were the highlight of the trip — and one of the only ways to get to know locals in a social setting.

That’s the premise of his new self-published book “Hotels of Pyongyang,”
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New book takes readers inside North Korean capital’s colorful accommodations

For many travelers, spending a lot of time in a hotel means you haven’t properly gone out and enjoyed a destination.



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But in North Korea, the opposite is true.

For James Scullin, who has visited the Hermit Kingdom eight times, hotels were the highlight of the trip — and one of the only ways to get to know locals in a social setting.

That’s the premise

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