A few years ago I went to North Korea to write about the country’s first, best, and only luxury ski resort, a story that made it into Best American Travel Writing. Before I hit the slopes, though, I spent a few days in and around Pyongyang visiting the sites we foreigners are allowed to visit, including a stop at the Fatherland Liberation Museum dedicated to the north’s wildly inaccurate version of the Korean War. While at the museum I met an army officer named Miss Rhee who doubled as a tour guide. She was by far the most memorable person I met on that trip namely because she was so…lovely. World Nomads let me write about her. Here’s a link to story I’ve been wanting to publish for years.
A colleague pointed out that today is endangered species day and sent along these cool word art creations. Pangolin! Snow leopard! Panda! #newbig5
“Skiing is so joyful.” Twelve year old Hassan Agha touring around on his homemade skis. Khushkak Valley, Afghanistan . . . @blackdiamond_snow #liveskirepeat #liveriderepeat #icebreaker onassignment #ski #snowboard #afghanistan #travelgram #mytinyatlas #digmyquiver @lasportiva
Esmail, 20, and his homemade snowboard, Dukani Valley, Afghanistan. . . . @blackdiamond @blackdiamond_snow #liveskirepeat #liveriderepeat #onassignment #ski #snowboard #afghanistan #travelgram #mytinyatlas
Kids and kites over Kabul.
Dawn patrol shakedown before the big trip. #mtbachelor #oregon #ski