How to get a North Korea visa
Typical North Korea Tourist Card

How to get a North Korea visa

Given that most people don’t even know that you can travel to north korea, just how difficult is it to apply for a north korea visa? Surprisingly easy - Rocky…

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Taking a Karakoram Highway Tour
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Taking a Karakoram Highway Tour

Karakoram Highway travel - what and where? What was once just a dirt track caravan trail on the Silk Road is now the highest paved international road in the world.…

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How to travel to North Korea?
Departing Pyongyang on Air Koryo to Beijing

How to travel to North Korea?

Following on from our post about how you can actually visit North Korea, let’s go back to the basics. How do I actually travel to North Korea?  By far the…

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What is Party Foundation Day?
Mass dance at the Party Foundation Monument, Pyongyang, North Korea.

What is Party Foundation Day?

What party? Where?! In North Korea Party Foundation Day marks the 10th of October 1945 meeting of the "Central Organizing Committee of the Communist Party of North Korea". This is…

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What is Liberation Day?
Mass Dance at the Arch of Triump, Pyongyang, North Korea.

What is Liberation Day?

More specifically, what is Liberation Day in North Korea? The national Liberation of Korea is annually celebrated on August 15 in both South and North Korea. It is the only…

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Why You Should Visit Asmara

Visit Asmara - The most beautiful city in the worldThis isn’t Florence or Venice but it still holds all the charms and none of the mass tourism of the old…

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How to visit North Korea
Typical North Korea Tourist Card

How to visit North Korea

You travelled to North Korea?! I thought it was impossible!A common reaction upon hearing about someone's travels in the hermit Kingdom. But is it actually difficult to go there? Just…

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North Korean Independent travel. Is it possible?

The short answer: Yes and no. Not very helpful so you’ll have to read the long answer! The long answer: North Korea famously does not allow completely independent travel without…

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First Impressions of North Korea

From a long time observer, first time visitor. Here's a few of my first impressions of North Korea.Openness with photography. One of the great misconceptions associated with North Korea is…

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Why Iraq is the next holiday hotspot

The cradle of civilization. Beneath Iraq's reputation for war and turmoil lies another almost forgotten reputation -  It’s status for being the cradle of civilisation. It is this reputation that…

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