Description of a trip to North Korea

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Description of a trip to North Korea

Post by carteki » Tue, 11 May 2010 3:06 pm

I found this description of traveling to North Korea - well worth a read if you're wondering what it is like there. Starting with having a visa interview with the diplomat who'd locked himself out of the embassy and was waiting for a colleague to return.

http://bit.ly/a6kp1u+

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Post by geerang » Thu, 13 May 2010 5:36 pm

carteki wrote:I found this description of traveling to North Korea - well worth a read if you're wondering what it is like there. Starting with having a visa interview with the diplomat who'd locked himself out of the embassy and was waiting for a colleague to return.

http://bit.ly/a6kp1u+
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Post by carteki » Thu, 13 May 2010 5:45 pm

geerang wrote:Why would anyone want to go to N.Korea?
Because you can - that's all the reason I need!

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Post by JR8 » Fri, 14 May 2010 10:41 pm

Fascinating, thx.


The info is so (massively) long I couldn't read it all. But it was certainly a good opener to a place that I would go to [the restrictions remind me of Vietnam back in the 80;s]

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Post by raden888 » Sat, 15 May 2010 5:25 pm

I would consider a trip to North Korea ...It will be an interesting experience. The mountains in the North east suppose to be quite breathtaking.

I wonder how the current North Korea footy team will do in South Africa.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 15 May 2010 6:11 pm

JR8 wrote:[the restrictions remind me of Vietnam back in the 80;s]
You shoulda tried the late 60's. The only place we were allow to stay at up there was the Hanoi Hilton! John McCain was a registered guest there for a while! :o
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Post by JR8 » Sat, 15 May 2010 9:35 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
JR8 wrote:[the restrictions remind me of Vietnam back in the 80;s]
You shoulda tried the late 60's. The only place we were allow to stay at up there was the Hanoi Hilton! John McCain was a registered guest there for a while! :o
Yeah I hear yer.

I walked around that place, as it still was, back in 95 (the perimeter, not inside, maybe it was still in use, they didn't let anyone in). All the exterior perimeter walls with graffiti painted images, covered over with green mould, topped in barbed wire. I sure as hell would not want to spend a single day in that s-hole. I don't care what McCain's politics were or are, but he must be one HELL of a man to have come through years in that place. I have difficulty suggesting a greater hell on earth: and I mean that

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Description of a trip to North Korea

Post by sabrinatraveler » Wed, 19 May 2010 3:04 pm

Image

:devil:
I like traveling.

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Post by x9200 » Wed, 19 May 2010 5:11 pm

Aha, a big poof is coming.

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