North Korea – My Hopes and Fears
I have it from a contact that North Korea has instituted a total communications lock down – nothing in or out unless authorized by the highest levels of government leadership. Of course it was the death of the ‘Dear Leader’ Kim Jong-il that ushered in this latest crackdown. I really hope this current state of uneasiness, and the probable period of instability to come, will quickly pass. I have a trip planned for this April and I hope travel restrictions are lifted by then – but that’s a selfish reason. On my first trip I truly fell in love the North Korean people and I hope them the best – the average person there deserves better.
We shared amazing moments with the North Koreans we were lucky enough to meet – interactions I would never have believed possible. We were the great American enemy, but we laughed, danced, sang, joked, played games, held hands, and even shed a few tears.
Frisbee Diplomacy – doing our own little part to help American and North Korean relations and understanding at a grassroots level. More on this to come!