Back from the DPRK, North Korea!

Mangyongdae Children's Palace

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!


3 responses

  1. resyakamui

    at last…some new photos.can’t wait too see more….thanks joseph.and i didn’t expect to meet you there.and take a picture with you.and truly….DPRK gives us a unforgettable memories….now I’ve already in indonesia now……
    did you see the longest firework,while we all gathered at the edge of the river???
    sadly no camera allowed…

    April 26, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    • Thanks! We didnt get as far as the river but watched them from a park area near some of the stadiums. We did have cameras and got pics but I would have given it up to have had the river view, must have been amazing!

      April 27, 2012 at 1:38 am

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