What Does DPRK Mean?

DPRK (North Korea) DPRK, DPR Korea or Korea DPR (In Korean: 조선민주주의인민공화국, Chosŏn Minjujuŭi Inmin Konghwaguk) stands for "Democratic People's Republic of Korea". This is the official name for North Korea. North Korean's do not…

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The Door To Hell

Visiting the Door To Hell in Turkmenistan Only the world's most spectacular man made everlasting fire pit. Those who witness The Door to hell in Turkmenistan talk about a surreal…

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Top 5 Things To Do in Kaesong

A trip to Kaesong, DPRK (North Korea). North Korea’s southernmost (and second most visited) city of Kaesong is mostly used as a convenient stopping point along the road to the…

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Top 5 things to do in Nampo
The Chollima Steelworks near Nampo, North Korea.

Top 5 things to do in Nampo

Visit Nampo City Too often, ‘North Korea’ gets reduced to its capital and #1 tourist destination, Pyongyang – and it’s not hard to see why. The DPRK’s most iconic landmarks…

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Can You Take Photos in North Korea?
Locals on Nampo Beach

Can You Take Photos in North Korea?

Can I take Photos in North Korea? In short: Absolutely! The long version, yes but it’s complicated...North Korea has many reputations and stereotypes that precede it.  In recent years however…

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Is Afghanistan Safe to Travel?

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Pre - Revolution & Invasion Afghanistan was not always a place so associated with war and strife. In a world of pre- revolution Iran and pre - Soviet invasion Afghanistan,…

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How do you get to Iraq?
Southern Iraq tour group

How do you get to Iraq?

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Travel to Iraq Iraq has long been off the tourist radar. Since the fall is ISIS in the region however, things are starting to change. More and more people are…

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Can you drink alcohol in North Korea?
Mosaic murals of the North Korean leaders

Can you drink alcohol in North Korea?

Alcohol in North Korea North Korea's strict government control & isolation makes it seem like many things are in short supply.  Especially items considered "luxury". So what about getting alcohol…

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Is There a Homestay in North Korea?
Well preserved Kaesong old center, North Korea

Is There a Homestay in North Korea?

How to do a Homestay in North Korea. The idea of staying with a local family in a foreign place has a become regular and popular worldwide travel trend for…

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