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    Motorcycling Through NORTH Korea?!

    Morning,

    As I was reminiscing about living in South Korea and possibly taking a motorcycle trip there inn a few years I came across something unexpected:

    DesTination: North Korean Motorcycle Diaries

    Joanne and Gareth Morgan somehow pulled off the impossible and received special permission to ride through South Korea with some from friends. Naturally, they were escorted the entire way but still, it's a rare glimpse into an otherwise closed society.

    Thought I would share their video with you all. Given that it is genuinely about road tripping I thought it wouldn't break any rules but obviously, North Korea and Politics can't be helped. So I apologize in advance if I have upset the moderators in any way. I really just thought it was a fascinating piece that other like minded bikers would enjoy.

    Ride Safe.

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    Just IMO, you would have to be out of your F**king mind to want to ride through North Korea....unless you had on a Suicide Vest and wanted to take out the Little Dictator{which it appears somebody might have done in recent weeks}.... By the way, love your background cover of your blog....you have great taste:

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    Remember those three American hikers that just had to hike the trail between Iraq and Iran? The idea of going to N. Korea reminds me of them.
    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    Bad Haircut Leader wants a T.W. !!!!

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    Hey Hoot,
    I totally disagree with you. I believe there is no better way to bring down that regime peacefully than letting foreigners into the North. Sure, as long as the numbers are small the "officials" are able to escort, control and censor them. But if numbers increase it would be impossible and more interacting with the population would happen and that eventually would lead to a change. Just my opinion.
    But....... what a beautiful scenery to ride a bike. Awesome!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    If given any, and mean ANY provocation, we should nuke that place. It's only a matter of time before they touch off one of theirs or they hand one off to Iran. It will save millions of free world lives.
    Ski Pro 3, you are kidding, right? You cannot (or at least should not) think like this?!?!?!?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ski Pro 3 View Post
    Not kidding. And I'm pretty darn sure we, the USA, has already bombed a couple of their nuke facilities in order to keep them from doing what I predict they are going to do sooner or later; launch a nuclear attack against South Korea.

    I can't believe you are so naive as to think this isn't an axis of evil nation.
    ok, don't feel like getting in a "pissing contest" with you. Too much of that lately here. So lets just say that we disagree.
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    All Bad Hair Cut leader has to do is let Mc Donalds in. Problem solved for us. His people eat Big Mac's and supersized fries. Get fed,Get fat and start thinking Ronald Mc'Donald's not such a bad guy after all. Next thing you know they get a Ross Dress For Less and love America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by peter View Post
    Hey Hoot,
    I totally disagree with you. I believe there is no better way to bring down that regime peacefully than letting foreigners into the North. Sure, as long as the numbers are small the "officials" are able to escort, control and censor them. But if numbers increase it would be impossible and more interacting with the population would happen and that eventually would lead to a change. Just my opinion.
    But....... what a beautiful scenery to ride a bike. Awesome!!!!!!

    I don't have issues with disagreements, Hell is we all thought alike, we would look like the current "Leaders" in DC, mind numbed Robots devoid of the ability to think for ourselves...
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    Though I knew some people would feel the way they do I have to point out what I actually wrote in my blog: many of the families that were separated because of the Korean war were and have been barred from seeing each other. Meaning, the Koreans living in the North, as in every day folks trying to make a living, are every bit as warm and welcoming apparently as the Koreans I lived and worked with in the South. Thus, it isn't about throwing the baby out with the bath water (i.e. nuking them all) or being naive. It's about recognizing that even in the worst of environments there are folks who are in need of recognition for being just as every bit good as many of us like to think of ourselves as. By allowing "regular folks" into North Korea it may not only help humanize the many millions of innocents in North Korea but also allow said culture to see that the world isn't as bad as their political propoganda paints it to be. Isn't it ironic that a couple of bikers managed to do what governments have been failing to do since the Korean War?!
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