Monday, January 2, 2012

A Glimpse at North Korea: Pyongyang Zoo

I’m not a real friend of zoos, but after having seen the Revolutionary Martyr’s cemetery with a St. Mary like worshipping of Kim Il Song’s wife Kim Jong Suk our next stop has been the Central Zoo, also at the foot of Mt. Taesong. It keeps quite a lot of species and some are marked as present by either Kim Il Song or Kim Jong Il. As I’ve already said, I’m not particularly interested in caged animals, but looking at the crowds was quite interesting. Smiling faces; smiles even on the faces of sober clad cader. And a good number of prep school children, all dressed up like going to see the President himself.

No wonder, our itinerary has let us to the zoo, happy people in a happy country. It’s always a bad idea, thinking that people are stupid. Does seeing a few chosen people to enjoy themselves destroy a picture that glimpses at the reality already had painted?

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