*sniff, sniff...* We miss you! (or at least your hard currency...)
Anyhow, this just landed in my inbox this morning. If you've talked to mewithin the last two months, you undoubtedly know how enthusiastic I wasabout my own experience in that country... now's your chance to see foryourself! ;)
KORYO TOURS www.koryogroup.com Look out for our new film 'A State of Mind' (BBC) on Mass Games- thestory of two schoolgirls and their family who perform in the biggestperformance on earth- See website PROJECTS, alsowww.thegameoftheirlives.com North Korean art on www.pyongyangartstudio.com China Mobile + 86 13621099277, tel/fax +86 10 64167544 PLEASE REPLY TO: email@example.com
ANYONE FORANOTHER HELPING OF ARIRANG?
MASS GAMES TO RUNAGAIN IN 2006 AND AMERICANS ARE WELCOME BACK!
Yes it�s true, I have just beeninformed that it is the intention of the DPRK government to run Mass Gamesagain next year between the dates of August 10th and October 10thand even to invite Americans to be there again, this time for a longer periodof time and allowing the opportunity to take the train to exit the country.
If you fancy a trip back then please seethe tour list below, a couple of the trips are specially designed for secondtime visitors and those who want to go to more different places, such as takingthe charter flight to Mount Paekdu! The Mass Games themselves will likely bethe same performance as you have already seen, hope that doesn�t put youoff, after all it does bear repeat viewing!
Also we can organise independent toursfor solo travellers or small groups who want to design their own itinerary orget away from being in a big group, contact me with any ideas or suggestions orfor a quote
Anyway if you would like to get backthere for a repeat visit or if you know anyone jealous of your experiences whowants a first time trip then please get in touch, note that in 2006 we willalso be offering extensions of tours that exit by train for a tour of Dandongon the Chinese side of the border, I tried this out in November and found itfascinating, boat trips scraping the North Korean side of the shore with KPAsoldiers watching from the embankment, the �Friendship Bridge�extending exactly half-way across the Yalu river, the chance to buy all mannerof fake and legitimate North Korean goodies from Chinese traders, the best foodand entertainment in the North Korean restaurants in Dandong and a lot more,this option is also on the website (or will be very shortly!)
Also in early 2006 we will beadvertising tours to Turkmenistan, a fascinating almost unvisited country inCentral Asia, unlike any of the other �Stans and former Soviet republicsthis place has a leader who makes Kim Jong Il look shy with all his statues andis equally tricky to get to, however if you are interested then we will have acouple of groups going there in 2006, please take a look at our website inFebruary for more details for these tours, I will be in Turkmenistan in Januaryfinalizing the details.
Last but not least work continues onpost-production of our new film �Crossing the Line� about the 4American servicemen who defected to North Korea in the early 1960s, it will becomplete in early 2005 and we will of course be sending out emails about whereto catch the movie so that no-one misses it, the rough versions I have seen arestunning, you will not be disappointed at all.
So I will leave it at that, hopeyou�re all well and still have good memories of the trip and theexperience of being in North Korea for what was a bizarre and unique time, Ican barely believe that it happened myself and am very much looking forward todoing it all again in 2006, I hope some of you can make it!
Best regards and hope you�re allwell
The tour dates and pricesthat we are offering for American citizens in 2006 are as follows;