On Trend Destinations 2019

Posted by Crooked Compass

An up and coming destination promises new experiences, raw landscape beauty and hopefully fewer travellers. There is also something very satisfying about visiting an old favourite spot and seeing it in a new light or with a twist. Right now the destinations that are trending for Crooked Compass in 2019 are those that offer our travellers the chance to immerse themselves in the local culture, learn more about the destination they are visiting and give back to the community they are travelling to.

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Travelling Through Regional North Korea

Posted by Crooked Compass

The country is spectacular. Yes, we visited in winter so it was stark and barren but it was still stunning. It was not hard at all to imagine how beautiful it would be in the spring – cherry blossoms trees were everywhere. Rice paddies and wheat fields dominate most of the land. We passed cotton plantations, pear farms, apricot farms – all waiting for the cold, harsh winter to pass so they could blossoms and bring colour and beauty to a country so dark.

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Discovering North Korea

Posted by Crooked Compass

I have never been somewhere so confusing, yet so beautiful. A country with incredible landscapes, beautiful people but with an incredibly strange and unrelatable system in which the the country is run. Yes, I have now seen the inconceivable brainwashing for myself, but I have also learned the North Korean’s are so focused their people – having the best country for their population – although they live in an oppressed society, they know no different. 

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