An eye into North Korea
These school children do enjoy a day out. The location of their visit is unusual: at the border between communist North Korea and capitalist South Korea. The last remains of the Cold War. I think these were rich kids. The contrast of their behaviour and the knowledge of the history and present situation of this Demilitarized Zone was pretty interesting. They are young, and they’ve fun and enjoy being together.
The bare mountains in North Korea are in stark contrast to wealthy South Korea. Because North Korea doesn’t import oil through any other country, the people who live there have to heat their homes with wood. Forest after forest has been clearcut.
Dorasan Observatory, border South Korea and North Korea, April 2014