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Old 03-16-2016, 09:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Newdaawn View Post
I know a couple that visited S. Korea within the past year as they were attending a wedding there. It was a large city they were in and very different from the US of course. Very crowded with not much good air to breathe. The had a good experience as their exchange student daughter, who is Korean, was getting married. North Korea is a much different place - not very open or free - if you do go be extremely careful.
Comparing S. Korea to DPRK is like comparing apples to....rocks.

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Old 03-16-2016, 11:12 AM
Location: So. of Rosarito, Baja, Mexico
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NK...what a hellhole. My last visit there was in 1952. Have a photo on my wall showing smoke from one of our Artillery shells explosion.

Also a photo of our bunker and the spot where a mortar blew up 30 ft from me......I came out okay. Ground was frozen and snow/Ice/dirt just blew up in the air.

The country as I saw it was full of very large hills and many small mountains.

Take it all as you wish.
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Old 03-16-2016, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by blm650 View Post
It certainly would be nothing I've ever experienced before.
Of course not, you will be with a Tour Guide the entire time!
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Old 03-16-2016, 08:44 PM
Location: Florida
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That would be like taking a tour of a lunatic asylum.
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Old 03-16-2016, 10:50 PM
Location: Out there somewhere...a traveling man.
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So you want to go to North Korea and become another propaganda piece..."stupid is as stupid does"...Forest Gump
North Korea sentences U.S. student to hard labor - CNN.com
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Old 03-17-2016, 06:04 PM
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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No way would I go there...ever! Hell, an American student was just jailed for 15 years at HARD LABOR for taking down a poster.....not a nice place.
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Old 03-18-2016, 11:37 AM
Location: Columbus, OH
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Don't do it, please.
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Old 03-18-2016, 12:35 PM
Location: NYPD"s 30th Precinct
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It is possible to legally travel to the DPRK, but not easy.

I looked into a while ago, and if nothing has changed, you need to fly to China first. There it'll take about a week to process your visa. Then you'll hop on Air Koryo for your flight to Pyongyang.

Once there, you're never on your own, unless you're in your hotel room. You're on officially guided tours at all times.

There are plenty of blogs and articles written by people who have done it. For what it's worth, most people report the North Korean citizens and their handlers as being warm and friendly, which I don't doubt, considering they want whatever little money from tourism they can get.

That being said, you have to be comfortable knowing whatever money you're spending is going to support a totalitarian regime that has no qualms with torturing its own citizens.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:53 PM
Location: Idaho
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Originally Posted by Lyndarn View Post
It has to be chumming the waters..because no one in their right mind would even fantasize such a trip/move~~~ In fact..most sane citizen's would NEVER take a trip to Syria/Turkey/Afghanistan/Iran/Iraq, unless by duty to serve in Military..With that powder Keg..Who in their right mind would do so??????????
Turkey is not as bad as people are led to believe. Probably as safe in this day-and-age as Belgium or France. Yes they have a terrorist bombing at times, but just stay out of the big cities, see the country, it is beautiful. But don't turn you backs on anyone.
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Old 03-22-2016, 04:04 PM
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Theres better options for a tourist.
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