The Hermit Kingdom is almost at odds with every nation on Earth because of its nuclear research and disdain for UN sensibilities. But it isn’t that difficult to head to North Korea if you really want to travel or if it’s the last country you’re about to visit.
If you can follow their rigid customs and rules to avoid any conflict, here is a checklist of things to do before you travel.
Find a Travel Agency
From Britain is a company called Koryo Tours. The company specialises in Southeast Asian travels and this includes what it calls “the world’s most mysterious country.”
The agency could charge about £854 per person and that includes a week of everything you’ll need to spend in North Korea including your roundtrip airfare and all-around transportation.
However, singular journeys are discouraged. Groups are assigned two guides and a driver. Participants are also warned not to wander off on their own.
Those who wandered off have found some not-so-good consequences for their actions.
Where to Travel
Points of interest you should highlight with your agency include travelling to the Demilitarised Zone dividing North and South Korea.
Most agencies plan trips that include the fertiliser factories and machine factories.
Of course, North Korea has its own resorts and even its first ski resort.
Formality is often required. Insults or jokes about the North Korean political system and leadership could mean trouble with authorities.
Refrain From Criticising
Tourists with disorderly conduct may seriously need to shape up as North Korean authorities will not take lightly any insult or any defacement caused by any tourist.
This young man who had travelled to North Korea and stole a propaganda sign had been imprisoned for a decade and a half is put to work in one of North Korea’s mines. It is indeed a fair warning to all travellers to North Korea.