North Korea is known by many names. The ‘hermit kingdom’, the most isolated country in the world, and so on. In the current age and era that we are living in, it is virtually impossible for physical boundaries to become permanent boundaries because of vast improvements in technology. Just with a plane ticket, one is able to cross to whichever country he/she wants in a matter of hours. As we all know, this privilege is not applicable to North Koreans. They are literally barricaded within self-imposed physical barriers by the North Korean government, and crossing these borders can cause them their life. Pyongyang is the capital city of North Korea, and most North Koreans aspire to work in the capital for a better standard of living. However the reality is, movement within the country is also difficult, and rural to urban migration is often a rare occurence.


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Currently living and pursuing my undergraduate studies in South Korea.

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