Google chief's daughter writes account of 'very strange' North Korea visit
Published on Jan 21, 2013 3:09 PM
SEOUL (AFP) - The teenage daughter of Google chairman Eric Schmidt has shed some light on her father's secretive trip to North Korea, writing a first-hand account of the visit to a "very, very strange" country.
In a blog posting at the weekend entitled "It might not get weirder than this", Ms Sophie Schmidt provided a candid take on the controversial three-day trip earlier this month that was criticised by the US government.
Ms Schmidt, 19, had accompanied her father on the visit as part of a delegation led by Mr Bill Richardson, the former US ambassador to the United Nations.
On their return, the two men answered a few questions about the nature of the visit, but Ms Sophie Schmidt's informal account was in many ways far more revealing.
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