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“What is your take away on this trip?” Our North Korea guide was asked.
This question is normally answered by us, but is now asked to our Korean guide. It was probably her first time to hear such a question, she hesitated and didn’t answer right away.
But, it is true that every interaction is not one way. When we are taking a closer look into North Korea, they are having a glimpse of the world through us.
There were six participants in our ISN tour last November, coming from six different countries, a Canadian who originates from Sri Lanka, a Vietnamese who has immigrated to Sweden, a Dutch who was born in Germany who lives in Belgium, a Moroccan who studies in Paris, a Londoner and a local Hong Kong girl.
Six people, six different cultures, all came together in this trip.
We were lucky to have the champion of Moroccan Horse Show Jumping showing us his skill in Mirim horse riding club. In Grand People’s Study House, we had a German native speaker speaking in the German class and a Hong Kong girl speaking in the Chinese class. One of our participants even played piano at the Children’s Palace.
When we watched the horsemanship of the horse riding in North Korea, they also had a chance to meet the horse rider from other countries. We were impressed by their effort and talent in language, but they also had the chance to speak to native speakers; when we learnt about the socialist system in North Korea, they in turn learnt more about capitalism.
We visited North Korea in order to look into the country with our own eyes, to understand their culture through every interaction with the local people. While the people in North Korea may not be able to visit other countries, their horizons can be broadened even just a bit through every interaction with us as well.
– North Korea Tour Mentor Cman
🇰🇵Winter Delegation: Language & CulturalExchange [Tour Confirmed] 27 Dec – 2 Jan Details and Registration: bit.ly/evhk-dprk … See MoreSee Less
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Iran, though easily seen as a threat to peace, remains calm and stable amidst the troubling events happening in the Middle East. The country seems to be an Outlier in the Islamic World as it is the rare Muslim country dominated by Shia Muslims, there is a blossom of arts and films in the dry Middle East. We will travel across the country, including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Kasha and Qom, to exposure the unique mix of the bright Persian culture with Islam.
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🇺🇸 Former US Embassy: Walk into the scene of Argo to understand the changing relationship between the US and Iran after the Islamic Revolution
🕌 Pink Mosque: The warmth of stained-glass light on a cold winter morning makes it the prettiest mosque in Iran
🛍 Naqsh-e Jahan Square: The second largest square in the world, where one can find lots of souvenirs
🏜 Namak Lake: Stepping on the white salts and sands to feel the silence and magnificence of desert in the Middle East
🕌 Jamkaran Mosque: Walk into the sanctuary of twelfth Shia Imam
🖋Workshop on Persian Calligraphy: Explore the genius of Persian calligraphy
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❄️Tour Tibet: Sunlight City in Snowflake❄️ 28 Dec – 6 Jan – Enjoy the unique and splendid scenery in snowflake such as Namtso, Yamdrok lake and Karola Glacier – Visit Tibet Thangka Institution to know more about this spectacular Tibetan arts – Dine with Tibetan scholar and discuss on the rapid changes in Tibet and her relationship with China and regional districts. Details and Register: bit.ly/ev-tibet-dec … See MoreSee Less