Get a Hole in One in Pyongyang in April, During the North Korea Amateur Golf Open
So you want to go to North Korea but can't figure out a plausible excuse, hmm? How about golf?! That's right...golf. According to the Wall Street Journal, North Korea is hosting an Amateur Gold Open from April 26-30 and it may not be too late to enter (since we happen to know someone who just did).
The fee is 999 Euro ($1,375), but at least it gets you more than just a few hours' fun of hitting some balls around in the 18-hole Pyongyang Golf Complex; the fee also includes "travel by train into the country from China, visas, meals and accommodation, as well as a 3 day tour of the country." That's 5-star accommodation in Pyongyang, mind you.
The Amateur Open welcomes golfers from around the world provided they have the dough, and obviously the ability to keep their mouth shut while there. No poo-pooing Kim Jong-Il (who supposedly shot 38 under par on the course), don't ya know.
Check out the official website ASAP to get your documents in to Lupine Travel and onboard for what is sure to be quite the trip. Just know that the 999 Euro does not include your flights to/from China and possibly also not your visa for China.
[Photo: Official Site]