Shred the Best Slopes in North Korea
Prior to 2013, you couldn’t buy a SIM card at the Pyongyang airport to make international calls. A lot has changed in the past two years. Now, within two hours of Pyongyang you can visit “world’s most exotic ski resort” (as dubbed by CNN Travel) at Masik Pass. DPRK tourism law requires even private tours to have two guides and a driver. Simon Cockerell, an international travel consultant with Koryo Tours, suggests making booking a bespoke itinerary with your guides and to get the most out of your trip. "The skiing infrastructure is there and the resort is great fun,” says Cockerell. Of course, if the slopes aren't your passion, the Pyongyang Marathon recently opened its entry to foreign non-elite runners for the first time this year and will keep the 2015 race open, offering a four-day tour with race entry.