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North Korea - A solid evidence that not everything could be controlled and supervised

A solid evidence that not everything could be controlled and supervised - touring the museums and hopping from statue to statue; a short subway trip; a visit to a supermarket and a few hours on the beach in Nampo during the last day. Great fun! The people working together were spending their holiday at the beach together as well (don't miss to have a look at the ladies' swimwear).

But in general I would say that the folks were very kind, despite of the fact that they were barely speaking any English. It's a pity that I did not make previous arrangements to gift a few packs of cigarettes to the men, who made me all kinds of presents. Finally they treated me with a boiled pork leg (the hoof included). I did not spare it...

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North Korea trip

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Chernobyl as a travel destination

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The Silk Road: now and then

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The Little - Known Pyramids of Sudan

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What the Timket Festival in Ethiopia is all about?

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