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.
Summer’s boring #rafting #rivertrip #oregon
Spent the weekend up in the Oregon trees. #pnwonderland #oregonisbeautiful #treehouse #southernoregon #mytinyatlas
The new downhill course for the Beijing Olympics (📸: Chinese friend on WeChat). #skiing #beijingolympics #wintergames
Better late than never reading this. Richard Powers, The Overstory
Best lift of the winter so far. #skiing #pnwonderland #oregonexplored #mtbachelor
Some jargon: Icy, wind-blown hard pack with soft spots filled in here and there, then a rutted-out run out through old-growth trees, and this kid still crushed her first cone.