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.
Spots on spots. . . . . . . speckledtrout #esva #virginia #chesapeakebay #spottedseatrout #fishingwithfamily #onthefly #flyfishing
Tim has a date with the bay’s beauty queens. #speckledtrout #chesapeakebay #homeland #happyplace #flyfishing #onthefly #esva
Been trying to perfect my ramen game here lately and it really all comes down to the broth, of course, with the noodles close behind. Got me thinking about this place in Hokkaido I visited more than a decade ago now. Time to head back. I hear the skiing is great too. ;) . #japan #hokkaido #noodlebar #ramen #latergram
“No, you’re the cutest.” “No, you are.” — Every Swedish town to every other Swedish town. Here, Norrtälje, gateway to the northern archipelago after a fun day of pike fishing with Sjö & Havsguiderna. @sjohavs #sweden #pikeonthefly #scandinavia #fishing #aroundtheworldpics #stockholm #stockholmarchepelago
Swedes in tweed, Stockholm. #Sweden #vintagecycling #bikelife
I first stumbled upon this little rock through a post on @ourfragileearth (which you should all follow, by the way) and today it found its way into my hands. This is a puck of basalt infused with carbon dioxide that Climeworks, a Swiss company, has managed to pull out of the atmosphere and solidify, thereby taking an incredible step toward reducing the greenhouse gas. They’re even making synthetic jet fuel out of it. I’m in Sweden today at a “climate action leadership” conference on a day when many students and others here and around the world are marching to demand action to combat climate change. Holding this rock was the closest thing to holding hope I’ve felt in a long time. So many good things happening in this arena. So many people getting behind it. #climatechange #climatestrike #sweden #sciencerocks