Stephen Harris is a travel journalist whose yen for exploring places off the beaten path led him to North Korea. He had long wondered what might lie within this most mysterious and controversial of countries that mainstream media outlets attack so fiercely. However, preconceptions could never have prepared him for an experience so unexpected in the Hermit Kingdom!
Loaded with photos, Traveling Through North Korea promises to entertain and attempts to mitigate an information gap through Harris’s amusing journey. From the rainbow-hued buildings of Pyongyang to the myriad of monuments celebrating egos of the state’s former leaders, this book is full of surprises and quirky facts about the puzzling nation while it humanizes the people.
For anyone who has ever been curious about what may lurk just beyond the Demilitarized Zone of the Korean Peninsula, somewhere in the backyard of both Russia and China, Harris serves up a veritable feast for the eyes punctuated with good-natured humor. Let’s have some fun where we’re told there is none!