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Danish travel agency Bravo Tours sending tourists to North Korea.

Yanggakdo International Hotel in Pyongyang, capital of North Korea.

If its head is depicted on a postage stamp, the tourist must not turn it upside down on the postcard. One must bow to statues of the deceased paternal. It is forbidden to throw newspapers or books in the bin if there are pictures of the leaders in the publications.

It is a violation of the law to photograph the soldiers, checkpoints, poverty and locals. If tourists want a photo of a local, both the local and the wizard asks for permission.

Sounds like paradise? Probably not in the majority’s ears, and North Korea is indeed a brutal dictatorship and inaccessible to most travelers. North Korea is by no means a paradise, but perhaps a vacation haven for the curious and inquisitive travelers who want to visit a destination before normality and possibly mass tourism takes over.

Although there probably will take decades, and the dictatorship to be overthrown before North Korea just as much as dream of becoming another Thailand or Vietnam, there are plenty of tourists who want to experience the different country with a repressive regime.

It says the CEO of the travel agency Bravo Tours mR Peter Hornshøj that in July and August have been allowed to send 30 tourists to North Korea through its Chinese partner.

In 2008 and 2009, Bravo Tours first time allowed to send tourists on a trip back to stalinisttiden in North Korea. Six times the agency sent teams of 30-35 people to North Korea and Hornshøj hope to send even more tourists. But the question is, what it means to send tourists into a dictatorship. For the corresponding Peder Hornshøj:

“People will see it with own eyes and form their own opinion. I hope also that Danish tourists in modest degree can help open the eyes of North Koreans that there is a world outside the closed country. I also think that it was a good thing for the democratic process in Burma that there were tourists from abroad. ”

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