DPR NORTH KOREA – How things can go wrong in a North Korea trip (#TBT)

#TBT [ThrowBackThursday] week 24 of 2015. This week, something I remember from my visit to North Korea (DPRK), 1 of the 52 countries I visited prior to 2015.

In October and November 2015 I had two trips planned to North Korea (DPRK). Both of them had something unexpected of which one was serious for my trip and the other not. During my first trip I had a scheduled visit planned to a metal factory. The visit to this place should have been at the beginning of the trip but it was cancelled due to unforeseen problems at the factory. During my trip it did not become clear what these circumstances where. Instead we went to a miniature park full of famous buildings from North Korea, pretty boring. I thought by myself if all good things will be skipped it gets a boring trip but this was not the case! I had a great time and I saw a lot of things in this unknown country to many. I have so many memories which I cannot write into a #TBT post alone but one of the memories is to be open for changes there! Changes in the itinerary I mean.

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Always be prepared for unexpected changes in a North Korea trip

My second North Korea trip had a serious problem. It got cancelled the day I was on the airport because North Korea decided to close their borders for Ebola prevention. Once again a reminder to be flexible and open for changes. Due to the fact I had to be in China for business before this trip it was not the end of the world for me and I just spend a week exploring China.

Curious what I did more in North Korea? Read it here.

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