Rare Images Show A Side Of North Korea That Outsiders Rarely See

North Korean Guide "Crazy" Kim

A nice write up about me in Business Insider:

Joseph Ferris doesn’t want to settle down.

Ferris earned himself a US Coast Guard 3rd Mate Unlimited license from Maine Maritime Academy, and took a job on a global class research ship.

There was just one problem: the job was seven months on with five months vacation.

“While on the ship, room and board goes with the job; I found keeping an apartment and all the trappings of a settled life is a waste of money,” Ferris told Business Insider.

So he took another job, as a tour guide … in North Korea.

Read more and check out a slideshow of my photos at Business Insider.

I leave for my first spring trip out of a possible 5 visits to North Korea on March 30th; I will be live blogging there on the new Koryolink 3G network.  Remember to not only follow me here on WordPress, but also live from North Korea on Twitter @JosephFerrisIII, Facebook, and Instagram (coming soon).

8 responses

  1. OK, as a Korean and an American, I have to ask how you don’t get arrested? Do you have some sort of working visa in North Korea, because I thought those weren’t allowed?

    March 13, 2013 at 5:45 am

  2. Your perspective is refreshing and much needed, especially nowadays. Thank you for sharing such beautiful people.

    March 13, 2013 at 7:29 pm

  3. Reblogged this on Thoughts of a Lunatic and commented:
    Check it out. Not everything is how you see it on the news.

    March 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm

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