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North Korea tours :O

I believe this is the only tourist agency that is allowed to take foreign tourists to North Korea http://www.koryogroup.com/
1400 Euros for 5 nights or 1700 euros for 7 nights.
You get a guide who is following and video recording you ( !!! ) wherever you go
Tourists who came back said international airport and roads are completely empty, the whole country is out of electricity after 10 pm. Only a hotel where you are staying ( a huge 47 floor building ) has electricity ... well, only 2 floors where guests are staying
The best month to visit is august because that is a festival month in DPRK.
You also get to see Pyongyang metro ( the deepest in the world ). You go to two luxury stations which are overcrowded but locals are not allowed to look at you so you will see hundreds of people passing by with their heads turned in the other direction. No one saw other stations in Pyongyang but it is believed they are in ruins.
A must visit is a huge statue of Kim Il-sung where you will be forced to bow down 3 times and a US marine ship that was captured in Korean waters in 1968

P.S From this year even US citizens can go

Anyone interested

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Re: North Korea tours :O

I actually was interested in that. I saw that site a few months ago, they have also expanded into Turkmenistan also.

I think it would be interesting.
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Definitely something I'd love to do one day!
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I went to the border which was enough. It would be a great thing to be able to say you've done though.
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watch "The Vice Guide to North Korea" on youtube.
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Would be incredibly grim, touring such an Orwellian state. Hopefully the regime will collapse peacefully one day, or undergo Gorbachev style reform...and then it's Korea can unite. Hope so.

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watch "The Vice Guide to North Korea" on youtube.
Yes!!!!!
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watch "The Vice Guide to North Korea" on youtube.
They made it into a major issue trying to get in They should have just booked.

My parents visited the USSR back in the day so I would like to visit a country like North Korea. Although in the USSR they were allowed to walk around relativly freely.

I have visited Cuba but that's also nothing like North Korea. Although FOX News attempt to make it seem that it is.
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I like the tea girl
Me too. For some reason a scene when guys are leaving and she is waving to them from the balcony made me extremely sad
She looked like a princess imprisoned in the castle

Stay away.
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Re: North Korea tours :O

I watched the entire thing last night, and it was interesting. Definitely not somewhere I would go personally.
I also watched the Vice guide to Liberia, which is just plain scary. Makes North Korea seem like a walk in the park.
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I watched the entire thing last night, and it was interesting. Definitely not somewhere I would go personally.
I also watched the Vice guide to Liberia, which is just plain scary. Makes North Korea seem like a walk in the park.
cool I need to watch that one too.

^^ yeah, i want to go to NK just to visit the poor tea girl. she's cool
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