Travelling Through Regional North Korea

Posted by Crooked Compass

The country is spectacular. Yes, we visited in winter so it was stark and barren but it was still stunning. It was not hard at all to imagine how beautiful it would be in the spring – cherry blossoms trees were everywhere. Rice paddies and wheat fields dominate most of the land. We passed cotton plantations, pear farms, apricot farms – all waiting for the cold, harsh winter to pass so they could blossoms and bring colour and beauty to a country so dark.

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Discovering North Korea

Posted by Crooked Compass

I have never been somewhere so confusing, yet so beautiful. A country with incredible landscapes, beautiful people but with an incredibly strange and unrelatable system in which the the country is run. Yes, I have now seen the inconceivable brainwashing for myself, but I have also learned the North Korean’s are so focused their people – having the best country for their population – although they live in an oppressed society, they know no different. 

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