I did have one major regret during this trip.
Yes, I understand that entering North Korea is not on everyone's bucket list.
But I've experienced several dmz's in my travels and there's a certain thrill to them - walking through Cyprus' Green Zone; motoring through the Lachin Corridor into Ngorna-Karabakh.
But MERS resulted in a closure of the DNZ to visitors. Maybe next time.
I've finally managed to load photos. Maybe one day I'll figure out how to accomplish that without traveling with a laptop.
This was a bit shorter and easier trip than I'm used to. I'm actually back in the states without feeling worn down. And, as soon as I don't wake up at 3 in the morning I'm sure things will return to normal. Whatever that is.
Tomorrow I head up to the cabin and begin the process of trying to protect the place against wildfire. Lots of work ahead this summer
I'll leave you with a few pictures of food and friends encountered along the way. I enjoyed the Korean ethos a lot and met a wide variety of amusing people along the way.