During my visit to North Korea this summer, I did not know what to expect. And to be quite honest, I still have not grasped what I did experienced over my 11 days in the country. One of the things that everyone that comes to North Korea gets to see, is the Joint Security Area (JSA), and the DMZ that I have mentioned in a couple of posts before. But the story I am telling now is something that never had crossed my mind.
When we arrived at the border, we got the normal “tour”, and the history lesson as told by “the victor”.
But then the amazing thing happened. We got told that a Dutch christian group traveled around the world praying for peace, and they were given permission to come to North Korea , and do their thing. They lined up for their song, and I got my camera out. This is how it looked and sounded like.
I was of obvious reasons quite astounded by the event, and found it very cool. I really did not see that one coming. This is the lovely bunch.
And to make the absurdness complete. Here is a lineup of the minister and his wife together with one of the high-ranking officers at the border.
I have no idea of what the impact of allowing such events to take place in North Korea does, but let us share an excellent story and hope that this little effort contributes to peace.