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China, North Korea, Burma

11 minutes
First broadcast:
Monday 16 December 2013

Lucy Williamson finds there is a decidedly Korean flavour to things in the border town of Dandong, on the Yalu River. Often described as a "window on the world" for Pyongyang, it is surprisingly full of North Korean visitors - from the big investors and cross-border traders, to the waitresses sending their pay packets home.

In Yangon, Becky Palmstrom faces the sheer terror of learning to drive, Burmese-style. That means on the right hand side of the road - with a car whose steering wheel is also on the right hand side. It's no surprise that traffic accidents are common - but there is no explanation why bicycles and mopeds are banned, either.

Photo: A man waits to clear customers checking in at Dandong's port area. Credit: Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)



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