Back from the DPRK, North Korea!
Mangyongdae Children’s Palace Performance – photo by Joseph A Ferris III
I just arrived back home after a 10 day trip to North Korea for the 100th year birthday celebrations for Kim Il Sung. I’m happy to report that we had an amazing trip filled with wonderful interactions with charming locals, visits with old friends, and unparalleled access to the various major cities, countryside, and even industrial and heavy industry sites - all made possible by the support of our fantastic North Korean guides!
I was genuinely surprised to have had over 10 people introduce themselves to me during the trip as fans of this blog. I was truly delighted by the support, and as I sit here overwhelmed by the 8,000 plus photos I took during this last trip, I am motivated to get to work knowing that all my efforts are appreciated!
And I am certainly aware of the latest round of saber rattling currently coming out of the DPRK. I have some on the ground observations, and while not an expert, I will work to get a post out ASAP sharing my thoughts on the present situation in North Korea.
Much, much more to come!