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Would you visit North Korea?


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#16    Iron_Lotus

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:40 PM

View PostQueen in the North, on 04 March 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

Looking up the travel company offering these trips, they also offer trips to Chernobyl. Wouldn't wanna go there either, myself.

actually i would be very interested in a short trip there, nothing more than a day or two though but still thatd be a sight.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 07:47 PM

View PostIron_Lotus, on 04 March 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:

actually i would be very interested in a short trip there, nothing more than a day or two though but still thatd be a sight.
I can kind of see the attraction in that place, and I don't see there being anything morally dubious about going as long as the proper respect is shown (as I'm sure you would!). Just not for me, that one.

As for NK though, even if you got to see citizens of Pyongyang going about their business (whatever that is), from everything I've read about NK the only people living in the city are privileged anyway, so it wouldn't exactly be a look in to the life of the average North Korean. So I can't really see the point in paying to be shown exactly what they want you to see.
I did find the pictures of the DMZ from the website I linked to in my OP interesting, though. I did not know that in places the border was nothing more than a curb!

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:28 PM

Why go to NK when you might not even come out?


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:47 PM

View Postpallidin, on 04 March 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have no desire to visit that oppressive, opium smoking/trafficking regime.
You forgot cannibal ridden ,war mongering and delusionally power hungry .

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:50 PM

View PostIron_Lotus, on 04 March 2013 - 07:40 PM, said:



actually i would be very interested in a short trip there, nothing more than a day or two though but still thatd be a sight.
If you're in south Korea ,you can do a day trip to the border ,and look at the heavily armed guards thru the windows .
It is actually a touristy thing to do in SK.
That is close enough for me .

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 08:57 PM

Oh, for sure, it'd be fascinating. Just as long as I could get there on Air Koryo.

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In 2012, Air Koryo resumed services to Kuala Lumpur along with its expansion into Harbin, China. [11] [12] In the 2012, the carrier also launched its new travel package via the Koryo Tours agency, "aviation enthusiast" tours which offered the chance to fly on every variety of Air Koryo aircraft within North Korea on board the Il-76, Mil-17, An-24, Tu-134 and Tu-154. The international services were operated by inbound and out bound Tu-204 or Il-62.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:28 AM

Maybe to see the world's ugliest hotel. I would be scared to stay overnight since it's been a pigeon coop all of these years.
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I probably wouldn't go anyway because it would be very depressing to me. No one should have such an oppressive government.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:32 AM

View PostQueen in the North, on 04 March 2013 - 07:36 PM, said:

Looking up the travel company offering these trips, they also offer trips to Chernobyl. Wouldn't wanna go there either, myself.
I totally agree.
Who wants an uranium rod up your butt as a souvenir.
And that's if your very lucky what with all those pesky isotopes.
If your really,really unfortunate you might turn into a mutant right before your spouse's eyes.
So in comparison North Korea looks like a stroll in the park despite their nuclear capabilities.
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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:17 AM

In a heart beat, I'd even to try to work with the Kim as an advisor and try to get him to change his ways and work him from the inside out.

Horribly idealistic considering I can't even speak the language, or have the social status to even get close enough. Even worse foresight since if I became famous I'd be linked to this name and he'd see it then do some horrible execution to show what he does to spies.

You know what I think, I'll avoid NK for the time being. :P


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:33 PM

I'd never pass up an opportunity to vist any place. Would I go out of my way to pay for and go there on purpose? Hmmm, probably not, there are other places I'd like to see first. However, if a business trip arose, or a friend wanted a travel partner, or something specific like that came up... yes, I would go. I would want to see it with my own eyes even knowing that what I was being shown wasn't necessarily the "truth".

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 07:52 PM

View Postpallidin, on 04 March 2013 - 07:24 PM, said:

I have no desire to visit that oppressive, opium smoking/trafficking regime.

yep, all those drugs, I would not be interested in any trips they are offering.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 08:53 PM

You'd be better off going to Slough......It's a shorter journey and the tourist attractions are about the same as Pyong Yang!

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 05 March 2013 - 07:33 PM, said:

I'd never pass up an opportunity to vist any place. Would I go out of my way to pay for and go there on purpose? Hmmm, probably not, there are other places I'd like to see first. However, if a business trip arose, or a friend wanted a travel partner, or something specific like that came up... yes, I would go. I would want to see it with my own eyes even knowing that what I was being shown wasn't necessarily the "truth".

Aye, you can still get a feeling of just what extent they are going to, to keep things hidden from you, as well as a good look on their attitutes in general. It's not something you can just read in the newspapers, not usually.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:50 AM

I say good, let the former degenerate b-ball player move to North Korea if he likes it so much. It will just mean one less asshole in my country.

And to answer the original question, no.


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 08:05 AM

View PostReally Swell, on 06 March 2013 - 02:50 AM, said:

I say good, let the former degenerate b-ball player move to North Korea if he likes it so much. It will just mean one less asshole in my country.

And to answer the original question, no.
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