February 21, 2024

A North Korean goes to Disneyland

"I would not have visited the U.S. and explored so many great places, if my mother had not escaped North Korea"

Editing by Nara Han / Artwork by NK NEWS illustrator Cammy Smithwick

When it comes to traveling, there are several differences between North Korea and New York City. First of all, unlike New Yorkers, North Koreans are not allowed to travel from town to town without government permission. In other words, they do not have the freedom to travel. If they need to visit their relatives in other cities, the first thing they have to do is to report it to the government. I know it might sound ridiculous to you, my readers, but it’s true.