GLOBAL VILLAGE TOURS

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Nov

Visit Papua New Guinea

For those of you looking for the postcard-esque tropical getaway but without the crowds of a Bali beach holiday then look to the Pacific, and look to Papua New Guinea to be specific. The stories of cannibals and tribal conflict tend to travel further than the mostly understated beautiful scenery of this island. Still hugely …

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19

Oct

An Irishman in North Korea

An Irishman at the DMZ Im an Irishman who was raised in the South of Ireland. My father who worked as a traveling musician all over Ireland and the UK once described his experience of traveling across the border in to Northern Ireland as ‘the tensest place on earth’. It was the 1970’s during the …

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4

Sep
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My Blog – Running the Pyongyang Marathon in North Korea

“You’re going to North Korea to do a marathon? Is this a joke??” Said my mother – delivered in that tone of voice that she has carefully perfected over a very long time. A voice that is used only when her youngest son confesses to her that he is planning to do something she will …

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6

Jun
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Eric Duggan – My trip to North Korea

My Trip to North Korea travel to North Korea travel to North Korea travel to North Korea travel to North Korea travel to North Korea I visited The Democratic Peoples Republic of North Korea in February of this year. It has taken me a couple of months to digest my experience there, hence the delay …

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29

Mar
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Traveling to Iran: Our top 5 favorite misconceptions

Our favorite misconceptions about Iran:   Iran – easily one of our collectively favorite destinations here in the office at Global Village Tours. For many reasons Iran is changing rapidly and becoming increasingly popular. We think NOW is the optimum time to visit as it is more open to international tourism than ever before while …

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7

Mar

Tibet – Our Do’s and Dont’s

Tibet – Our Do’s and Dont’s: Tibet, the roof of the world. One of the most scenically stunning places on this planet. With a culture and history as rich as a cup of sweet Yak butter tea, its good to know what to see and where to go so you get the most out of …

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3

Mar
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Duncan Casey – My DPRK Experience…

I have an ethos when it comes to travelling. Do something different. Go somewhere strange. See things that other people don’t get, or want, to see. This approach has brought me to some pretty unique and unusual places around the world but none of them can hold a candle to the DPRK.   I travel …

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21

Feb

Global Series // Unrecognised Countries: Transnistria

Booking tickets at the bus station in Odessa, Ukraine to Tiraspol the capital city of Transnistria and home to FC Sheriff  Tiraspol is not too difficult. Approximately one member of staff at the station has some English and with some terrible Russian thrown in, you can find yourself standing at bay number 10 waiting for an …

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11

Feb

5 Reasons you need to visit Cuba this year

Cuba – a land of white beaches, dainty architecture, fine cigars, and some of the best rum on the planet. In a world where technology and industry are bringing us closer and closer each day, we are inevitably losing some of the remoteness that is essential to a good travel destination. Hold that thought for …

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5

Feb

North Korean Beer, Bars & Micro brewing

A fairly remarkable surprise when you visit North Korea for the first time would have to be the variety of alcoholic drinks available here. There are some excellent beers in North Korea and there is plenty of it around. Here is our pick of favourite beers available in North Korea, in and around Pyongyang bars …

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