By Sally Deering
All photos by Leila Bowie 2012Â
Growing up in Jersey City, Leila Bowie dreamed of traveling the world and once she set out to accomplish her dream, Bowie traveled to more than 25 countries including her most recent trip to North Korea.
Â â€œIâ€™ve lived in Tokyo and Australia, and Iâ€™ve been to Thailand, Indonesia, Shanghai Beijing, Pakistan, and all over Europe,â€ Bowie says. â€œI think I inherited my passion for traveling from my grandfather who was born in Louisiana and part of a traveling circus. I knew I wanted to travel the world by the age four or five.â€
Â In December, accompanied by her son, Nile Bowie, a TV correspondent based in Malaysia, Leila traveled to North Korea and took pictures of the countryside and its capital city Pyongyang during her 11-day stay. Although tourism is controlled by the government â€“ approximately 1,500 tourists are allowed in each yearâ€” Leila and Nile visited historic landmarks in Pyongyang and country villages outside the city â€“ always accompanied by a tour guide. Leila says: â€œThey never let you go anywhere without guides.â€ Continue reading Views from her Camera- Jersey City Resident and World Traveler Leila Bowie Photographs North Korea