Despite the North's warm welcome, only two South Korean widows look likely to attend Kim Jong Il's funeral.
From his breeding giant rabbits to a fear of flying, the "Dear Leader" was a bit strange.
Neighbors brace for tumult as North Korea mourns.
All eyes are on heir apparent Kim Jong Un, but his hold on the country is far from certain.
Each year the North Korean government allows a small group of tourists to visit.
The 3,000-mile journey can take months and the path is lined with informants.