June 10th, 2015


Anyone up for a DPRK tour?

So way back in 2008, I conducted a poll here to find out if anyone here was interested in going to the same unusual places I always wanted to visit. It turns out a lot of people were. (Though for some reason LiveJournal has deleted all the poll comments, and shows most of the poll options at 0.0% support even though lots of people voted for them.)

Anyway, in the last seven years I've only been able to visit one of the places on that list (Iceland) but, thanks to an upcoming all-expenses-paid business trip to Beijing, I'll be able to squeeze in a short tour of North Korea afterwards. If anyone's still interested in going there, would you like to sign up for the tour with me? It starts and ends in Beijing, and takes place from 1 to 6 or 7 August 2015. The tour costs €1700 (£1250), which includes the visa, air/rail transportation to and from Beijing, all food and accommodation, and almost all attractions. (A return air ticket from Europe to Beijing might set you back another £480 to £725, depending on from where and when you fly.) It would be great to go with friends.