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VetLegion-
14-04-2007, 19:16:35
I found a tourist operator which does tours of North Korea. It costs about 1500 euros, hotel included.

Should I go?

mr_G
14-04-2007, 21:32:27
go

Greg W
15-04-2007, 00:23:56
Oh, I thought this was going to be a "should I go and leave Counterglow" thread. :(

Yes, I'd say go. Any travel is gud! Tho, if you have a girlfriend, don't take her. Bad recent form with chicks on communist countries!

Oerdin
15-04-2007, 03:16:18
There was a blog from someone who did this a few years back. His impression was the place sucked and not to go unless you were the type of traveler who'd already done everything else.

VetLegion-
15-04-2007, 08:01:59
C'mon, the place sucking is the whole point. To catch the last glimpse of true communism before it disappears :)

I'd feel a bit lousy being a tourist in a country where people starve to death every year. That's my dilemma. Go and see or boycot Kim and try to not fund him with hard currency.

MoSe
16-04-2007, 07:21:59
Originally posted by VetLegion-
a country where people starve to death every year.
???

...as opposed to?

a country where people starve to death every month?
a country where people starve to death every week?
a country where people starve to death everyday?

VetLegion-
16-04-2007, 17:13:56
Well, in agricultural societies you can have a bad year every now and then. In North Korea every year is a Bad Year (TM) and people starve.

:(

King_Ghidra
17-04-2007, 11:04:30
"true communism"?

you think?

Mr. Bas
17-04-2007, 12:26:03
I wouldn't have any moral problems with going there, but my impression is that North Korea plainly sucks. You're bound to be restricted a lot in everything you do and everywhere you go. Pick someplace where you can actually enjoy yourself. And if you insist on going to a communist country, I suggest Cuba, Vietnam or China instead.

Drekkus
17-04-2007, 12:44:17
Going anywhere outside 'western' countries you're bound to see poverty and misery from the locals. There's plenty of countries that aren't communist that you can visit and pay to see human misery, unless you're planning on staying in your all-inclusive resort all holiday so you don't have to face the real world out there. So why not go to North Korea.

King_Ghidra
17-04-2007, 12:58:19
i only have to walk two minutes down the road to see poverty and misery...

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-04-2007, 14:23:13
Your workplace is just 2 minutes from home?

King_Ghidra
17-04-2007, 15:06:07
i'm tempted to say 'if only' but that would probably have its downsides

MattHiggs
17-04-2007, 15:14:14
My boss came back from there about six weeks ago. She stayed for two weeks and loved it.

Funko
17-04-2007, 15:15:15
I suspect she'd love anywhere if it meant 2 weeks away from you.

mr_G
17-04-2007, 15:15:31
boss.....she :lol:
you meant your wife hah

VetLegion-
17-04-2007, 17:04:04
Originally posted by MattHiggs
My boss came back from there about six weeks ago. She stayed for two weeks and loved it.

Tell more. What did she like?

Dyl Ulenspiegel
17-04-2007, 17:07:23
The subordination culture.

C.G.B. Spender
18-04-2007, 06:17:03
The canteen

Oerdin
18-04-2007, 07:25:43
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/1959610.stm

I recall that being the highlight of the North Korea blog. Well, that and seeing the DMZ from the other side. I've already seen it from South Korea and the blogger said the North Korean tour was filled with communist propaganda. If you vocalized any disagreement with the official take on anything then you got tossed out of the country.

Oerdin
18-04-2007, 07:26:43
http://www.1stopkorea.com/index.htm?nk-trip5.htm~mainframe

http://www.everyoneforever.com/content/2002-04-30/arirang_festival/