posted on Aug, 12 2010 @ 11:01 PM
reply to post by RainCloud
The kid going may be more a PR exercise though, but hopefully something good will come of it. I doubt he will be used as a pawn at any stage, due to
the publicity and the whole world would seriously come down hard on the country if they used a kid visiting on good intentions as some sort of
I was going to go to NK recently, but decided against it as it was/is when sabres have been rattling more than usual, and the wargames were being held
nearby. Bad timing unfortunately, and would hate to be stuck inside there if war suddenly escalated.
I've eaten at North Korean restaurants before though (they have some in China, and several on the Chinese side of the NK border, sensational food,
and lovely, friendly young NK ladies as staff). I am no communist or pro-NK in any way whatsoever, but the people are an entirely different story as
opposed to their leadership, Kim Il.
The stories of commandoes and 5 bodyguards are a bit of an exagerration though...anyone can go, and you will have a minder (one minder), but you can
walk the streets to a certain degree if in company. Your photos are checked to make sure they don't cast a bad light on the country. I personally
think it would be fascinating, just to see such a system of life in action. Eventually there will be a regime change and the place will open up I