Tuesday/ Pyeongchang’s Pyongyang problem

Soohorang¬† (rough translation ‘protection tiger’) and Bandabi (‘half moon bear’), the mascots of the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games and Paralympics. [Source: THE WALL STREET JOURNAL]
‘Pyeongchang has a Pyongyang problem’ reports the Wall Street Journal¬†in an article about the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics, now less than four months away.

Pyeongchang is only 40 miles from the border with North Korea (capital: Pyongyang), and ticket sales have been slow.

Accommodation for tourists close to the sites is limited as well. On the bright side, fund raising and construction of the venues have met key milestones.

 

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