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Old 05-07-2019, 03:01 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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WTF does our President have to do with where you're traveling?.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/t...ump-rules.html

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...uba/843419001/

And Cuba isn't a rogue country. They don't have any restrictions on Americans traveling.

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No country wants their citizens traveling to an enemy country or territory.
Cuba isn't an enemy country or territory. They simply wouldn't allow Americans uncontrolled economic access to their country following the revolution and they defended themselves during Kennedy's Bay of Pigs fiasco.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:03 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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If he travels with his boyfriend/husband, people can figure it out.
Unless they are kissing and making out in public, people will simply assume they are friends.

It is common in many cultures for men to be physical with men and women with women without it being anything sexual.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:05 PM
 
Location: San José, CA
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Unless they are kissing in public, people will simply assume they are friends.

It is common in many cultures for men to be physical with men and women with women without it being anything sexual.
That's as boneheaded as your earlier comment.

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How would anybody know your sexual orientation unless you specifically told them?
I hope you were joking about this one.

Do you want a mulligan for this entire thread?
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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That's as boneheaded as your earlier comment.

I hope you were joking about this one.

Do you want a mulligan for this entire thread?
Please explain your position.

Unless you perform intimate or sexual acts in public, there is no way for anyone to know your sexual orientation. Nobody will even care.

Homosexuality or heterosexuality is not a racial, ethnic or national identification.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:09 PM
 
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Cuba is probably better.

North Korea only allows you to see a very limited part of the country. The worst part is you can't really talk to local people. The upside is a trip to NK won't cost a lot of money.
Yes, exactly, I feel like you don't really get the true picture of North Korea. Still it very much intrigues me.


Something interesting … I read a blog of 2 Canadians who went and then a separate blog from an American who went … and they had vastly different experiences!
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:09 PM
 
Location: Pacific Northwest
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I've traveled through Europe as a single african american woman and never felt I was at risk, forced to restrict myself, or singled out more compared to other single ladies of various races. In fact I found people were a bit more accepting in major cities versus some of the locations I've visited alone in the US.

A good rule of thumb is if you're not familiar with a location or speak the native language you should find a buddy during your stay. They can be a person traveling with you the whole way, or someone you've met along the way; even a pre arranged guide can be insanely helpful at making you feel at ease about your surroundings and helpful at understanding the language or cultures so you don't feel as uncomfortable in seemingly strange situations.

I know there are some forums and groups for women travelers to meet up during their overseas travels and explore areas together. At the end of the day just like with traveling in the US, the only person limiting your travels (other then obvious state/national travel restrictions) is you. Obviously you want to be comfortable when you travel; but there are ways to remedy that like going with planned groups such as your possible trip to Italy (which I would highly encourage; the history and traveling significance of the country is hard/impossible to replicate). Just make sure you study up on the locations and learn the basic phrases/cultural quirks and you'll be fine!
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Yes, exactly, I feel like you don't really get the true picture of North Korea. Still it very much intrigues me.


Something interesting … I read a blog of 2 Canadians who went and then a separate blog from an American who went … and they had vastly different experiences!
Have you read any post from Chinese traveling to NK?

https://you.ctrip.com/travels/northk...3/2949191.html

Google translate helps.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:22 PM
 
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Have you read any post from Chinese traveling to NK?

https://you.ctrip.com/travels/northk...3/2949191.html

Google translate helps.
I'm not about to translate this puppy, lol but the pictures seem like they are given a lot more access than Americans are.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:27 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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China is one of the five countries.

Plenty of people care to visit the most populous country in the world.
I know many people who fly regularly between the United States and China.

I am not aware of any travel restrictions between the 2 countries.
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Old 05-07-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Tulsa
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I know many people who fly regularly between the United States and China.

I am not aware of any travel restrictions between the 2 countries.
There's no restriction, it's just not visa-free.

All you need to apply for a tourist visa which is valid up to 10 years I believe.
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