First liner of North Korea

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  1. micspoko
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  3. kach22i
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2032602/North-Korea-launches-cruise-liner.html
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    Maybe the rustic charm will appeal to the Chinese, I'm no expert, just feeling sad about what I see over there.
     
  4. CatBuilder

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    "But, he said, the price would have to stay low, suggesting around 2000 yuan (US$310) per passenger for an all-inclusive, five-day trip."

    That's a pretty incredible price. If all I had was $310 USD and I wanted to get away for a 5 day vacation, that doesn't look so bad. Everyone looks like they are really enjoying themselves at least.

    It's not what were used to, but for some who have never been aboard a boat like that, it must be a very special experience.
     
  5. wardd
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    they wouldn't dare not look happy
     
  6. Landlubber
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    ...it is all relative to what we have ( or do not have).

    These fellas would have had to save hard to put away that much money for 5 days. The minimum wage in China is about Y800, in Korea (North) it would be considerably lower.

    We need to appreciate what we have more really, so much is taken for granted today, but times are changing rapidly, many will not be able to cope with economic times ahead.

    I know many laugh at me for saying we need to be prepared, but there is unfortunately no way that the future can continue wasting goods and money like we have all done in the past. One hundred years ago we had 1 billion people, today we have 6 billion people and growing, common sense should tell us the poor earth cannot handle this growth.
     
  7. CatBuilder

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    Exactly.

    This is a wonderful, once in a lifetime experience for many of those passengers, I would think.

    We all love the sea, so we know how it feels. Imagine you didn't have enough money to buy a boat, build a boat or go out on a charter or cruise.

    This could very well be some of those passengers' only taste of something many of us get to enjoy on a daily basis.

    You don't need fancy stuff to have a good time or enjoy the sea (despite what my charter guests would say!) :p
     
  8. Angélique
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    Here's a video, from this article.

    I think it's a once in a lifetime opportunity for those who want a cruise and haven't more money :idea:

    Just hope it's safe . . . . :confused:

    Cheers,
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    Ees treek to kotch weelthy western round eyes. :)
     
  10. Angélique
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    Except the ones who aren't allowed to board :(

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    Cheers,
    Angel

    PS - Hoyt, what's ‘‘Ees treek to kotch’’ . . . . :confused: - - - - (the rest I got)
     
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    ....................maybe the captain was even more eager to get on shore.................the ship hit the concrete dock, I'd say so.:D
     
  12. Angélique
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    Yep, it's in the article too ;)
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    Cheers,
    Angel
     

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    For those who have nothing, even this is luxury. :(
     
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