Venezuela åpnet ambassade i Nord-Korea

Pyongyang, med Okryu-broen, og Ryugyong Hotel, i bakrunnen. Foto: Laika ac USA / Wikipedia.

Venezuela åpnet onsdag ambassade i Nord-Koreas hovedstad Pyongyang, etter at Nord-Korea opprettet ambassade i Venezuelas hovedstad Caracas, melder Venezuelas statlige nyhetsbyrå AVN.

Pyongyang huser i dag 26 utenlandske ambassader, åtte av dem fra land i Europa, blant dem Sverige, som er eneste nordiske land med ambassade i Nord-Korea.

Flere utlendinger i Pyongyang maraton

Foto fra et tidligere Pyongyang Marathon. Foto: Korean Central News Agency of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

Det var over dobbelt så mange turister og utlendinger som løp i årets maraton i Nord-Koreas hovedstad Pyongyang enn det var i fjor. I år deltok 950 utlendinger, sammenlignet med 450 i 2018, skriver BBC.

Pyongyang maraton, også kjent som Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon, ble første gang arrangert i 1981, og går av stabelen i april hvert år i Nord-Koreas hovedstad.

Kilder: www.nrk.no, BBC

North Korea opens tourism office in Taiwan

Pyongyang, capital city of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) in partnership with Taiwan’s Chung Hsing Travel Service has opened a tourism promotion office in Taipei, capital city of Taiwan (Republic of China) in a bid to entice more Taiwanese to visit the hermit kingdom, reported CN

Two package tours are available, in which tourists can visit three of North Korea’s main attractions during a three or five night visit, valued between NT$30,000 (US$975) and NT$60,000.

Private tourism is banned in North Korea, with sightseers restricted to state-run tours organized by the Korean Heritage International Travel Company.

Chien Shih-chiang from the Chung Hsing Travel Service told CNA he has organized tours of North Korea for more than a decade. Fewer than 1,000 Taiwanese tourists visit North Korea each year.

The package tours will visit the “Shibuya Farm” where tourists can speak to government-vetted farmers, the “Shaliyuan Scenic Area” resort where lessons on North Korean culture and heritage are given and lastly, tourists will be treated to the “Paradise Department Store” in the capital Pyongyang.

The U.S. Department of State rates travel to North Korea at its most dangerous level and advises U.S. nationals to “Do not travel to North Korea due to the serious risk of arrest and long-term detention of U.S. nationals.” The U.K. government advises against all but essential travel to the hermit kingdom.

Chung Hsing Travel Service will continue to promote the North Korea travel packages, and they will feature heavily at the Taipei International Travel Fair in November 2018.

News source: taiwannews.com.tw

Nord-Korea stenger for turister før jubileum

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Pyongyang. Illustrasjonsfoto: Wikipedia

Kinesiske turarrangører må avlyse gruppereiser til Nord-Korea fordi hoteller i hovedstaden Pyongyang er stengt fram til feiringen av landets 70-årsjubileum, melder NRK. 
Turarrangørene skal ha fått beskjed om at alle hoteller er stengt i 20 dager fra og med lørdag 11 august.

Nord-Korea, offisielt Den demokratiske folkerepublikken Korea, ble opprettet 9.august 1948 av Kim Il-sung, bestefar til dagens leder Kim Jong-un.

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Har solgt 84 prosent av billettene i Pyeongchang-OL

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Billettsalget i OL i Pyeongchang ligger så langt på 84 prosent, melder NTB, ifølge nrk.no 
Arrangøren sier at alle som ikke får med seg vindutsatte konkurranser, får billettene refundert. Hittil har det vært 176.350 betalende tilskuere under OL i Sør-Korea.

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Tanzania opens embassy in Seoul

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Seoul. Photo credit: seoulcycle.com

Tanzania has opened an embassy in South Korea (Republic of Korea) for the first time since the two countries established diplomatic ties more than two decades ago, the Yonhap News Agency reported.

The embassy is located in Yongsan, central Seoul. Tanzania has appointed Matilda Swilla Masuka as its ambassador to South Korea.

South Korea established diplomatic relations with Tanzania in 1992. Tanzania has diplomatic ties with North Korea as well.

South Korea opened its embassy in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania in October of the same year but Tanzania has not run a stand-alone embassy in Seoul, having its ambassador to Japan concurrently serve as ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

News source: http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr

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Restauranter i Pyeongchang beholder hundekjøtt på menyen

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Pyeongchang. Illustrasjonsfoto: Pyeongchang 2018

Restauranter i OL-byen Pyeongchang i Sør-Korea trosser landets regjering sin oppfordring om å slutte å servere hundekjøtt, sier en talsmann for lokale myndighetenr, ifølge NTB.
Dette har fått mange aktivister, som ønsker å forby hundespising, til å oppfordre til OL-boikott, skriver VG Direkte.

De vel 51 millioner innbyggerne i Sør-Korea konsumerer rundt én million hunder årlig, spesielt er den populær som en delikatesse om sommeren. 

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Sør-Korea har utestengt 36.000 utlendinger

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Sør-Korea skal ha hindret 36.000 utlendinger i å reise til landet i forbindelse med vinter-OL i Pyeongchang. Det skriver sør-koreanske Yonhap News Agency, ifølge nrk.no

Yonhap siterer en sørkoreansk parlamentariker, melder Reuters.

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Vietnam opens consulate office in Macau

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Macau

Vietnam has opened a consulate office in Macau. Addressing the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Consul General in Hong Kong and Macau, Tran Thanh Huan said the office aims to better ensure the rights of Vietnamese citizens and tourists in the region, vietnamnet.vn website reported.

Huan expressed his hope that the office will receive active and effective support of local organisations and enterprises, as well as of the Vietnam Fellow Countrymen Friendship Association in Macau.

Macau is home to more than 20,000 Vietnamese people, mostly domestic workers and service staff at casinos.

There are also several Vietnamese-run firms operating in tourism and services

Macau, a former Portuguese colony, is a Special Administrative Region in the People’s Republic of China. 

News source: http://english.vietnamnet.vn

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Fergeforbindelse mellom Vladivostok og Nord-Korea

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I mai ble det startet opp en ny fergerute mellom Russland og Nord-Korea. Sambandet innebærer en fast passasjer- og lasterute mellom Rajin i nordøstlige Nord-Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) og storbyen Vladivostok i Øst-Russland, ifølge japanske medier, og mener at dette trolig blir en ukentlig forbindelse, skriver abcnyheter.no

Fergen inneholder en restaurant, to barer, en karaokeklubb og sauna, ifølge det statlige russiske nyhetsbyrået TASS. Fergeselskapet RosKor regner med at de fleste passasjerene vil være kinesiske turister. De anslår å kunne ta 200 passasjerer og 1.000 tonn last seks ganger i måneden.

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#Bar #Blogg #By #Destinasjon #Ferge #Ferie #FN #Hovedstad #Japan #Karaoke #Kina #Klubb #Korea #NordKorea #Passasjer #Reise #Reiseliv #Reiselyst #Reisemål #Restaurant #Russland #Sauna#Storby #Tur #Turisme #Turist #Vladivostok