Our entire group, except for one person, assembled at the gate. In order to travel to North Korea - the DPRK, you must be a part of an official government-sanctioned tour group. No individual tourists are allowed - although I did see a single guy doing a private tour accompanied by his required two government minders/tour guides and forieign tour guide. The one woman we're missing in this picture decided to skip the flight, and instead took a few days to ride the train from Beijing to Pyongyang. According to her report, the long train ride was fairly uneventful. Once the train was inside North Korea, the car doors were padlocked, and nobody was allowed off until it arrived in Pyongyang, where she was greeted by government "tour guides" to take her to the hotel to accompany the rest of the group. It certainly sounds like a unique and interesting way to enter the DPRK. I did a bit of research before choosing to go with Uri Tours. Ultimately I decided to go with them because of their good track record, history of working with a few higher profile clients, and personal communication with the owner, Andrea Lee. Andrea and her friend/business partner Christna are doign a great job of continuing to build Uri Tours. They were responsive to my pre-sales questions, and were a pleasure to hang out with while on the tour. Although not everything was totally smooth, they did a great job at dealing with the day-to-day issues we encountered, and generally staying upbeat an awesome.

2015-04-12 DPRK – DSC01709- Donenfeld – 4096wm

Our entire group, except for one person, assembled at the gate. In order to travel to North Korea – the DPRK, you must be a part of an official government-sanctioned tour group. No individual tourists are allowed – although I did see a single guy doing a private tour accompanied by his required two government minders/tour guides and foreign tour guide.

Technical Details

  • Camera: some.
  • Taken: 2015/04/11
  • Focal length: 8mm
  • Aperture: f/4
  • Exposure: 1/100 second
  • ISO: 125

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