After befriending numerous kind, earnest and fun-loving North Koreans, I found myself beginning to question the logic that our distaste for North Korea’s social system should mean that we refuse all engagement with its people who have played no part in shaping the country as it is.
Alek Sigley is a student in The Australian National University's College of Asia and the Pacific, and founding partner of Tongil Tours, an Australia-based tour operator specialising in educational tourism to North Korea.
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