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Old 05-18-2012, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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I'd feel safer visiting North Korea than I would be visiting Mexico. Only thing is, it might pose problems for those people who maintain or may apply for security clearances for their jobs here in the US.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:22 AM
 
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I've actually been in PDRK....for a couple minutes anyway. I'd visit in a heartbeat if given free reign to go where I want and interact with whomever I choose. That would never be allowed, however.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:12 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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There are actually ways to visit, like someone else said, but the restrictions are tight.

I wouldn't want to visit it. Too depressing. Maybe someday if/when it is a free nation.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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There are actually ways to visit, like someone else said, but the restrictions are tight.

I wouldn't want to visit it. Too depressing. Maybe someday if/when it is a free nation.
It would be a big step to just be able to move about and interact freely. China isn't a free nation but I could see myself visiting Shanghai for the hell of it -- a prospect made easier by the fact that China lets tourists roam about on their own.
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:50 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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So did anyone check out the link that I had posted?
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Old 05-19-2012, 12:34 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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No.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Somerville, MA
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I'd go. I'd definitely go to DPRK over a number of other countries. I don't think I'd worry about crime there either.

The link was interesting, but I'm sure my biggest issue would hold true-- not being able to explore on my own.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:55 AM
 
Location: In a chartreuse microbus
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No. They don't give you back.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:16 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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Sure you can. There are no State Department restrictions on travel there, and they welcome tourists there, albeit for propaganda purposes and you'll have "handlers" with you 24 hours a day dictating your every move.

I'd consider visiting for the novelty of it but I fear that novelty would wear thin far sooner than would would be worth the while to travel halfway around the world for. Maybe a 2-day stopover on a visit to Seoul or something.

You are under surveilence the whole time and you're not allowed to talk to the locals or do anything around the city. Basically you're given a fake tour.
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Old 05-19-2012, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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So did anyone check out the link that I had posted?

Didn't have to check it out
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