‘I Was Told There Would be Robots’

Examining the misconceptions and morality of traveling to North Korea
September 6th, 2013
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On Halloween 2011, I did as all the travel blogs suggested and arrived early at the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok, an unassuming one-story building, not far from the Chao Phraya River. A few hours and 1,260 baht (roughly $40) later, a 28-day visa to Asia’s second-most oppressive regime adorned my passport.

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Matt Alesevich

Matt Alesevich is a New York-based writer who has lived in Seoul and Shanghai and traveled extensively around South East Asia. He can be contacted via www.mattalesevich.com or on Twitter @MattAlesevich

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