He apparently in southern China:
North Korean leader Kim Jong-il arrived at a five-star hotel in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou on Friday morning, as Beijing keeps up a news blackout on the whereabouts of the reclusive leader, Japanese media outlets reported.
If the report is true (and it might not be), it kind of makes you wonder what the little guy is up to.
Could this be the first step in a voluntary exile? Unlikely, but one can dream.