Portraits of locals

by Viola Zhou

I tried to interact with local people. Most of the time they walked away with a poker face when I pointed at my camera and smiled, indicating I wanted to take a photo. But some people gave very friendly responses.

The tour guide said people in North Korea study English as their second language beginning in primary school.  After entering college, they will learn a third language such as Chinese, Russian or Japanese. I did not encounter someone other than the tour guides who speaks Chinese, but many people do understand some English.

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