I’m going to say it…I think that the individuals who travel to North Korea for personal reasons are stupid (obviously diplomats, aid workers, and journalists are not included in this). I frequently see posts on travel boards inquiring about travel to North Korea and the reasons people list in wanting to visit slightly anger me.
“I have heard the country is gorgeous and certainly find it fascinating (and depressing) that any one country can be so isolated”
“I realize that it wouldn’t be a pleasant trip or a true vacation. But I’m really interested in the culture and I just think it would be a fascinating (albeit very sad) trip”
North Korea as seen from the DMZ-
the closest I’ve gotten and will ever want to get until the
ruthless and despotic “government” is no more