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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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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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29

Nov

The ‘Burning Ghats’ of Varanasi in India.

The following is a diary excerpt from one of our more seasoned travelers documenting some of his experiences at the infamous ‘burning ghats’ of Varanasi in India. Tue March 1st A day of experiences to say the least. I was pretty wrecked getting into Varanasi from the train, only to find my hotel is a …

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20

Jun

The Philosophy of North Korea

Who are these people?” asked my ever-inquisitive North Korean guide Mrs. Yiu. She was pointing at my t-shirt. My chosen item of clothing on that day depicted a famous photo taken in the 60’s of Muhammad Ali with Elvis Presley. I told Mrs. Yiu who these men were, and explained that they were arguably two …

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