Podcast #35: Travelling to North KoreaEver wondered what it’s like to travel to North Korea – a country that had strict rules and border controls well before COVID-19 made them cool?

In Episode 35 of the AFF on AIR podcast, Matt chats to Gus Higgins about travelling to this reclusive country. While in North Korea, he found out why Air Koryo (North Korea’s state-owned airline) is the world’s only one-star airline. (Here’s a hint: safety is apparently not the airline’s number one priority!)

Gus Higgins is also the founder of the Aussies in Peru Facebook group which assisted hundreds of stranded Australians to get out of Peru last month. This case study presents a blueprint for how to deal with similar crises in the future. In this podcast, Gus talks about his experience getting repatriated back to Australia with mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine in place on arrival.

Of course, the big airline news from the past fortnight has been Virgin Australia entering voluntary administration. This episode includes a summary of what’s happened so far.

Listen now to AFF on AIR Episode 35: “Travelling to North Korea”

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Matt Graham
The editor of Australian Frequent Flyer, Matt's passion for travel has taken him to over 60 countries… with the help of frequent flyer points, of course!
Matt's favourite destinations (so far) are Germany, Brazil, New Zealand & Kazakhstan. His interests include economics, aviation & foreign languages, and he has a soft spot for good food and red wine.

You can contact Matt at [email protected]


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