When you acknowledge the level of control that exists, you can begin to wonder about what you're not seeing and question the validity of what you are. Much of North Korea remains a mystery, but it feels less opaque and more penetrable than it was before. I know that I want to go back.
We all read the travel magazines looking for the next great destination or "hidden" itinerary, but what was this international group of experts buzzing about? What is the next "great thing" in travel? Here are my predictions.
"We were victorious," our guide, who wears three stars on his shoulder, says, adding, "We have very powerful weapons. Though you in America are very far away, you are not safe... but don't be nervous."