Daniel Chun Goes Back To North Korea

Monday, October 26, 2009

This is just a really interesting article I caught about a 69 year old engineer who escaped North Korea and now, years later, went back:

Last month, a group of academics and entrepreneurs from the U.S., South Korea, Canada and Europe had a rare chance to visit the North Korean capital to see the construction of the new Pyongyang University of Science and Technology. Chun was among them.

Chun escaped North Korea with his family by jumping on a South Korean fishing boat when he was 12 and made a new life in South Korea and then in the U.S. This is his first trip back to the city of his birth.

“It’s like going home,” he says, his eyes shining as he grapples with a mix of emotions: excitement, nervousness, curiosity.
Check it out in full.