A personal account about Gareth Morgan and his wife Joanne’s visit to North Korea. After years of requests, North Korean officials had at last granted them permission to visit. They had been to South Korea many times, but had always wanted to know what it was like in North Korea. They had even been in the underground tunnels and tried to persuade South Korean soldiers on the border to let them through to North Korea, all to no avail. North Korea is famously black when seen from space at night, so Gareth and Joanne are not entirely surprised that, when they arrive in the dark, hardly a light can be seen from the air, even at the airport. The airport itself is efficient, and the only new experience is that their cellphones and GPS gear are confiscated in cupboards at the terminal. Tells about Gareth and Joanne’s visits to various cultural highlights including Kim Il-sung’s birthplace at Mangyongdae, their visit to a Korean High School, their picnic in the mountains and many other cultural experiences endured while in North Korea. ...
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