A Short Trip to North Korea

Back in March, I went to North Korea for a week and a bit. The trip started out with a visit to Kaesong City, former capital of Korea (from waaaaay back in the day), which currently sits right on the North/South Border:

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Morning streets in Kaesong City:

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A local museum guide in Kaesong:

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A North Korean border guard, at Panmunjom:

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Sitting in on an English lecture at the Grand People’s Study Hall in Pyongyang:

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View from the train:

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A student at a gifted school near Pyongsung shows off his English skills:

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The Pyongyang Metro:

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A view from the Pyongyang Film Studios backlot. In the foreground, a film set for a traditional-style Korean village; in the background, the (in)famous Ryugyong Hotel:

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The trip included a visit the live set of a propaganda film being shot in Pyongyang Film Studios:

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Pyongyang Railway Station:

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Trading drawings with a sketch artist in Sinuiju, near the Chinese border:

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With a very fashionable local guide in Sinuiju:

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Sitting in on a kindergarten class in Sinuiju:

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From the riverbank, you can clearly see Dandong, Sinuiju’s bright, modern twin on the Chinese side of the Yalu River:

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