Friday, December 11, 2015

Parky in Pyongyang

     In choosing to attempt to travel to every nation in the world, I realize that visiting some countries will involve some difficult decisions due to safety issues, isolated locations, transportation/lodging expenses or, as in the case of North Korea, political controversy.
     
      Although there are legitimate concerns regarding economic support for the DPRK government being provided by the few who travel there as tourists, there's also a difficult to quantify impact on those living within North Korea that can be contributed to these highly censored interactions.
 
     There is no way to put into written words the experience of observing North Korea society, architecture and geography - even from a guarded distance. Here I've included a few photos of Parky and a short, poor quality, hastily edited video to give you a small glimpse of the images that I saw, but only in person could I ever begin to try to explain this experience.



Parky in the DPRK
       
           Parky in Pyongyang International Airport                   Parky in the Pyongyang Metro
     
       
           Parky in Revolutionary Martyrs' Cemetery                                      Parky in the DMZ
  
   
             Parky in Pyongyang by day                                          Parky in Pyongyang by night
                 

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