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We were not allowed to go out of our hotel at night. We were not allowed to have NK money. We were not allowed to interact with local North Koreans.

Meaning, I was not supposed to wander around Pyongyang, find a night market, exchange real money, buy food, eat like a local and take this picture.

(My Fuji Classica Natura failed me when I needed it most)

11 Comment

  1. robertofiuza
    robertofiuza ·

    Great album!

  2. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @robertofiuza thank you!

  3. jourdanlynch
    jourdanlynch ·

    whaaat? you escaped and ran around Pyongyang alone? Where you not worried?

  4. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @jourdanlynch Oh we had someone with a video camera following and spying on us wherever we went... I guess he made it safer for us? lol

  5. jourdanlynch
    jourdanlynch ·

    I don't know man... if it was me there I would be doing as I am told haha... I am sure NK could make me disappear easier than I would like to think about haha.

  6. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @jourdanlynch hehe this is where my Chinese face came useful... it was very clear, from the moment they took us to a brand new casino (with Chinese-speaking staff) in the basement of our foreigners' hotel, that they really want Chinese money, meaning they don't want problems with Chinese-looking tourists :-P

  7. jourdanlynch
    jourdanlynch ·

    Oh I see what you mean, very interesting though... I don't think I would of gotten away with it as well as you did haha, I am very much European looking haha.
    You are very lucky though! I cant imagine even visiting NK never mind running around freely! that was a great opportunity!

  8. foto_ho
    foto_ho ·

    wow, you guys did escape from the hotel! how did you feel as a "free" tourist??

  9. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @foto_ho Thanks for all the likes! It was strange, because we halfway through, I realised that somebody secretly followed and filmed us!

  10. foto_ho
    foto_ho ·

    @ihave2pillows what a creepy experience!!! u must have totally understood the typical NK life under surveillance!!! i wish i was brave enough to sneak out too!

  11. ihave2pillows
    ihave2pillows ·

    @foto_ho we had a big group... Safety by numbers!

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