I’m a ship’s Chief Mate and licensed Master Mariner; I was just hired as a North Korea guide for my 5 months of vacation a year. AMA
I'm a ship's Chief Mate and Master Mariner currently on satellite internet on a ship off Japan. Over the last 14 years I have had 5 months off a year with which I traveled the world. For the last two years I have been guiding custom/private trips to North Korea. I was just hired as a pro guide for Young Pioneer Tours for group trips to North Korea. I will be live blogging there on the new 3G network April and May 2013.
Proof - my personal North Korea blog: http://americaninnorthkorea.com
Article about me in Business Insider - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-human-side-to-north-korea-2013-3?op=1
My Flickr North Korea photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josephferris76/
I'm mentioned as the guide for the North Korean fishing trip on YPT Facebook page, and mentioned in some of their photo albums: https://www.facebook.com/YoungPioneerTours
My Twitter: @JosephFerrisIII
Company email [email protected]