With a new sucession announced it doesn't look like North Korea will be suddenly openning its doors to backpackers.
Has anybody had a hankering for exploring this 'Socialist paradise'?
#1 sayadian has been a member since 15/1/2008. Posts: 1,557
Oh yeah it's right up on the top of my list.
#2 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
Considering that I've avoided flag-waving, cap-wearing group tours in all my travels I don't know why anyone would be interested in going on a government sanctioned and minder led tour of a country.
Oh Casey, I am sure the North Koreans are dying to open the flood gates to the tide of backpackers that want to come streaming into the countryside with no oversight... OK, maybe not.
#5 MADMAC has been a member since 6/6/2009. Posts: 6,957
I'm curious as well. Been waiting since stone age to get there and explore!
#6 travelinasia has been a member since 8/8/2012. Posts: 18
I think North Korea's best bet would be to reconnect with South Korea - it would certainly boost their economy, but that government won't give up easily. Maybe we're seeing another Cuba or Myanmar in N. Korea - it will be a while before they open a Club Med Pyongyang! I just can't figure who flies on Air Koryo's flights to Bangkok (do Thai's vacation in N. Korea???)
#8 daawgon has been a member since 17/4/2007. Posts: 1,093