December 04, 2022

“A rare flower”

One lone female college graduate on a plane to Beijing, then another to Pyongyang, meeting a group of passionate travelers in which the closest female companion was several decades my elder.  That was me.

I did not expect to take my North Korea adventure as a sort of high-school chaperoned trip, but I did imagine there that would be a fairly high chance of meeting another young female professional accompanying the group. I know plenty of adventure-loving females, so why would this trip be any different? There just had to be someone on the trip that I would be able to have age-appropriate discussions and conversations with.