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Photo Journal: North Korean journey

As part of a BBC News Online series about people's lives, one of the first South Koreans allowed to visit the Stalinist North as a tourist, So Sam-young, tells how the trip made him feel.

I went to North Korea in October for four days, my first time abroad. Every year my company sends a group on an overseas trip and this year Pyongyang was chosen. In former years the destinations were places like Europe, so I was a bit disappointed when I learned we would be going to North Korea.

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