IamA I played golf in North Korea, toured for 16 days (I left Pyongyang a LOT) and have 100 photos to share with you. AMA!
Hi guys, I'm Elliott.
I visited North Korea on one of the longest itineraries ever allowed to a foreigner, it spanned all corners of the country - I saw and experienced a lot. http://i.imgur.com/G2Gk5nA.jpg
It was basically 8am-8pm each day, sometimes more. We travelled by bus between every location, outside Pyongyang you get a real glimpse at the real North Korea. Aside from the obvious itinerary selections, this included Golf at Pyongyang Golf Course, DMZ from the North Korean side, Hiking, Masik Pass Ski Resort, Unseen cities/towns, the entire Pyongyang subway system, Celebrating my birthday in Pyongyang, Swimming on the East Coast, the American War Atrocities Museum, Woodland forests in the north...and a visit into one of their main supermarkets (lol).
There's always a fair bit of interest in North Korea on Reddit, and every time it makes front page, the misconceptions are quite staggering. Even as a tourist. I'd love to clear up some questions based on my personal experience.
I've included a photo essay of over 100 photos from my trip. Yes, I too hate giant image dumps. However, I feel that North Korea is an outlier, I couldn't do it justice otherwise. I've captioned them too, enjoy.
I'll be posting more North Korea related material, if you're interested; like me on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthnutshell
So Reddit, anything you'd like to know?
EDIT: Obligatory holy wow I made front page on Reddit edit, this really blew up - my server is taking a solid beating, what a lovely problem to have. I’m glad so many of you have enjoyed the AMA, I am taken aback with the response and your feedback. It’s exceeded expectations. I may have developed RSI today, but I've sure had damn fun doing it! Thanks guys!
EDIT2: Follow up thanks for the gold stranger! First time I've been gilded, I'm honoured!
EDIT3: Alright guys, I'm going to have to call it a wrap. It's been fun, and it's also been 16 hours; with some small breaks in between. I've loved sharing my experiences with you. The feedback has been great. I know many of my answers are long, but North Korea is a complex topic that I couldn't do justice simply with black and white - one that deserves more than to be laced with novelty. Thanks for popping by, and I'm glad you enjoyed it!