The children of North Korea (5)
15 hours away from Pyongyang, in Hamhung (northeast).
I’m pretty sure they hadn’t seen foreigners before. This was a spontaneous meeting, I believe; instead of moving on the children made eye contact and I spoke English to them. They swarmed around me, asking me if they could pose for a picture: they wanted to see themselves on the back screen of the camera. I told them to be good and study hard. My guides and their teachers liked that.