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Old May 11th 2010, 5:02 pm
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Default Booked up for North Korea.....anybody been?

i know its a wee bit off the beaten track for BE in the Middle East but has anybody been to the DPRK?

Ive booked up for september for the mass games and usual tours that tourists get and wondered if anybody had experience out there? Been told they allow around 2000 tourists in per year and should be interesting to say the least.

think it might make the m.e look quite moderate!!

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Originally Posted by StublueKPL View Post
i know its a wee bit off the beaten track for BE in the Middle East but has anybody been to the DPRK?

Ive booked up for september for the mass games and usual tours that tourists get and wondered if anybody had experience out there? Been told they allow around 2000 tourists in per year and should be interesting to say the least.

think it might make the m.e look quite moderate!!
You should buy the PyongYang Duty Free Raffle Ticket...1 in 2000 are great odds...
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Many have been but few returned...
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Default Re: North Korea.....anybody been?

Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
You should buy the PyongYang Duty Free Raffle Ticket...1 in 2000 are great odds...
for a carton of 200 cigs???

might just do the usual raffle at glasgow for the bentley.......
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Originally Posted by StublueKPL View Post
for a carton of 200 cigs???

might just do the usual raffle at glasgow for the bentley.......
With odds of 2000:1, what did you expect???
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Originally Posted by Confucius View Post
With odds of 2000:1, what did you expect???
maybe that model that all the 15-25, sorry 15-30, sorry 15-36 year olds from fhm voted for in the earlier thread??
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Default Re: Booked up for North Korea.....anybody been?

I saw this guy Bobby Lee in Honolulu in Febuary, man he was funny, but anyway it's a lot like this

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maybe that model that all the 15-25, sorry 15-30, sorry 15-36 year olds from fhm voted for in the earlier thread??
That'll happen in 2015, when tourist figures reach 2,500 a year...
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Originally Posted by StublueKPL View Post
for a carton of 200 cigs???

might just do the usual raffle at glasgow for the bentley.......
What would you do with a Bently in Glasgow?
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South Korea might be worth a visit but North Korea surely not.
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What would you do with a Bently in Glasgow?
Sell it and cash the money
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South Korea might be worth a visit but North Korea surely not.
Actually that is completely wrong. Yes, it is quite of the beaten track and will probably never ever become a mainstream vacation destination. However, for the more adventurous types, who don't want to go to the standard Thailand/Australia for once it might be well worth it. For the same reasons I am planning to visit Iran and Burma. NK Is one of the few real communist countries around, and will probably be the last for a long time to come.

Check out this trip report, it's an interesting read: http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

But perhaps I'm just crazy, as I wouldn't mind visiting Yemen either.
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Actually that is completely wrong. Yes, it is quite of the beaten track and will probably never ever become a mainstream vacation destination. However, for the more adventurous types, who don't want to go to the standard Thailand/Australia for once it might be well worth it. For the same reasons I am planning to visit Iran and Burma. NK Is one of the few real communist countries around, and will probably be the last for a long time to come.

Check out this trip report, it's an interesting read: http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

But perhaps I'm just crazy, as I wouldn't mind visiting Yemen either.
Crazy doesn't even come close. NK isn't communist--its a barbaric dicatorship with total control over its population and probably the worst offender of human rights. The only reason the US haven't attacked recently is coz they don't have oil or could restrict the flow of oil. Any money you spend there will support the regime. Pure evil.

Iran, on the other hand, has a role to play in the world. Much of the rhetoric is appalling, but underneath is a different story.
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Originally Posted by Euc- View Post
Actually that is completely wrong. Yes, it is quite of the beaten track and will probably never ever become a mainstream vacation destination. However, for the more adventurous types, who don't want to go to the standard Thailand/Australia for once it might be well worth it. For the same reasons I am planning to visit Iran and Burma. NK Is one of the few real communist countries around, and will probably be the last for a long time to come.

Check out this trip report, it's an interesting read: http://vienna-pyongyang.blogspot.com/

But perhaps I'm just crazy, as I wouldn't mind visiting Yemen either.
North Korea is acually a theocratic state. The dead previous leader is still the head of state and is practically worshipped.

They tell their people that the food shipments from rich countries are tribute to appease him...

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Kim Jung Ill is quite a golfer....he holds the record for hole in ones in a single round...something like 12
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