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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    We're allowing people to travel to NK why, again?
    You can't stop their direct travel, I looked into it once, you go through tour companies running out of Beijing, it's the only way to go there.

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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    I think if your travelling to N.Korea then your fair game at this point.
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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    We're allowing people to travel to NK why, again?
    Why, indeed.
    Why would anyone want to visit NK?
    Bad climate---political and meteorological.
    Bad culture---how many tributes to "dear leader" can a person stomach?
    Bad booze---I suspect Korean made spirits are not a taste treat.
    Bad beaches---I've never seen a Corona commercial filmed on a NK beach.

    I have heard the missile launches and saber-rattling are first-rate, though.
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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You can't stop their direct travel, I looked into it once, you go through tour companies running out of Beijing, it's the only way to go there.
    ah, i see.

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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Why, indeed.
    Why would anyone want to visit NK?
    Bad climate---political and meteorological.
    Bad culture---how many tributes to "dear leader" can a person stomach?
    Bad booze---I suspect Korean made spirits are not a taste treat.
    Bad beaches---I've never seen a Corona commercial filmed on a NK beach.

    I have heard the missile launches and saber-rattling are first-rate, though.
    it's the taboo of it. i watched the Vice video they made after they sneaked in. it was interesting, but they were really putting their asses on the line by traveling there. every American who goes there is a potential bargaining chip.

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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    Quote Originally Posted by radioman View Post
    Why, indeed.
    Why would anyone want to visit NK?
    Bad climate---political and meteorological.
    Bad culture---how many tributes to "dear leader" can a person stomach?
    Bad booze---I suspect Korean made spirits are not a taste treat.
    Bad beaches---I've never seen a Corona commercial filmed on a NK beach.

    I have heard the missile launches and saber-rattling are first-rate, though.
    Booze-Depends on taste. I find most American food absolutely unedible while Korean spirits are a delight to Koreans.
    Beaches-I doubt they would allow a commercial to be filmed there, anyhow, you're right about that
    Climate-I would argue that it's patently false as SK has a fairly balanced climate with all four seasons but NK is more north (obviously) so I would have no idea actually.
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    Re: North Korea 'detains US tourist' at immigration

    I think I know who this person is. He was a forumer on another forum I frequent called Nationstates, and went by the name of "Dokrib Choseon". He was devoted to protecting and promoting North Korea to the point of fanaticism and stated that he was going to travel to North Korea sometime around April 10. The person in question is also a teacher in China and recently announced that he had adopted it as his new "homeland".

    Here's his blog.
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