Saturday, April 6, 2013

[PYONGYANG] Budget and Itinerary


THURSDAY: 4 April 2013
Qing Ming Mini Tour (Koryo Tours) - 790.00
Visa Fee (Koryo Tours) - 50.00
Medical Insurance (Koryo Tours) - 30.00
EUR870.00

FRIDAY: 5 April 2013
Souvenir Books (Foreign Language Bookstore) - 22.00
Choco Choco + Chili Choco Cake (Helmut Schenker Kaffee) - 3.50
Lift (Juche Tower) - 5.00
Poster + Postcards + Stamp (Stamp Museum) - 5.60
Tip (Guides) - 10.00
EUR46.10

SUBTOTAL EUR916.10
Estimate of EUR1 = PhP55.00

TOTAL PhP50,385.50


THURSDAY: 4 April 2013
12:10 – 12:40 Check In (Beijing Capital Airport)
12:40 – 13:30 Boarding (Air Koryo)
13:30 – 16:55 Air Koryo (Beijing - Pyongyang)
(Time Zone Shift: GMT+8 to GMT+9)
16:55 – 17:30 Immigration (Pyongyang Airport)
17:30 – 18:00 Bus (Pyongyang Airport - Kim Il Sung Square)
18:00 – 18:40 Sightseeing (Kim Il Sung Square)
18:40 – 18:50 Bus (Kim Il Sung Square - Yanggakdo International Hotel)
18:50 – 19:10 Check In (Yanggakdo International Hotel)

20:00 – 21:00 Dinner (Yanggakdo International Hotel)

FRIDAY: 5 April 2013
08:00 – 08:30 Breakfast (Yanggakdo International Hotel)
08:30 – 08:45 Bus (Yanggakdo International Hotel - Mansudae Fountain Park)
08:45 – 09:00 Sightseeing (Mansudae Fountain Park)
09:00 – 09:25 Sightseeing (Mansudae Grand Monument)
09:25 – 09:50 Bus (Mansudae Fountain Park - Revolutionary Martyr's Cemetery)
09:50 – 10:30 Sightseeing (Revolutionary Martyr's Cemetery)
10:30 – 10:45 Bus (Revolutionary Martyr's Cemetery - Arch of Triumph)
10:45 – 11:40 Sightseeing/Hiking (Moran Hill)
11:40 – 11:45 Bus (Arch of Triumph - Foreign Languages Bookstore)
11:45 – 12:20 Souvenir Shopping (Foreign Languages Bookstore)
12:20 – 13:00 Coffee Break (Helmut Schenker Kaffee)
13:00 – 13:05 Bus (Helmut Schenker Kaffee - Party Foundation Monument)
13:05 – 13:20 Sightseeing (Party Foundation Monument)
13:20 – 13:25 Bus (Party Foundation Monument - Hot Pot Resto)
13:25 – 14:25 Lunch (Hot Pot Resto)
14:25 – 14:30 Bus (Hot Pot Resto - Juche Idea Tower)
14:30 – 15:10 Sightseeing (Juche Idea Tower)
15:10 – 15:25 Bus (Juche Idea Tower - Stamp Museum)
15:25 – 16:00 Souvenir Shopping (Stamp Museum)
16:00 – 16:20 Bus (Stamp Museum - Mangyeongdae)
16:20 – 16:40 Sightseeing (Mangyeongdae)
16:40 – 16:50 Bus (Mangyeongdae - Pyongyang Metro)
16:50 – 17:30 Sightseeing (Pyongyang Metro)
17:30 – 17:45 Bus (Pyongyang Metro - Bowling Center)
17:45 – 18:40 Bowling (Bowling Center)
18:40 – 18:50 Bus (Bowling Center - Brewery)
18:50 – 19:45 Drinks (Brewery)
19:45 – 20:00 Bus (Brewery - Duck Barbecue Resto)
20:00 – 21:35 Dinner (Duck Barbecue Resto)
21:35 – 21:45 Bus (Duck Barbecue Resto - Yanggakdo International Hotel)
21:45 – 22:00 Post (Yanggakdo International Hotel)

SATURDAY: 6 April 2013
06:45 – 07:10 Breakfast (Yanggakdo International Hotel)
07:10 – 07:15 Check Out (Yanggakdo International Hotel)
07:15 – 07:55 Bus (Yanggakdo International Hotel - Pyongyang Airport)
07:55 – 08:15 Check In (Pyongyang Airport)
08:15 – 08:50 Boarding (Air Koryo)
08:50 – 10:00 Air Koryo (Pyongyang - Beijing)
(Time Zone Shift: GMT+9 to GMT+8)

20 creature/s gave a damn:

rca said...

Exotic destination! Awesome

ihcahieh said...

@rca - Try mo once, masaya! Anyway, thanks for dropping by. I love your blog!! :))

chikaychikikay said...

amazing trip...:)

ihcahieh said...

@chikaychikikay - thanks. :))

vin said...

goodness, i think you're the only filipino blogger that i know who was been to nk. followed this blog series from start to finish. *thumbs up*

ihcahieh said...

@vin - Thanks. I don't think I would be the last. May dalawa pang backlog! :)

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed your DPRK posts! Will be going to the DPRK soon din (Which is why I'm posting anonymously. Hihi). I suppose you didn't tell Immigration at NAIA?

ihcahieh said...

@Anonymous - Ooh, exciting! PEXER din? vogripach just got back from Pyongyang. Ayan, pagbalik mo tatlo na tayong PEXER na nakapag NoKor! HAHA. Let's keep that PEX thread alive.

You don't have to tell immigration anything. If you are going there via Koryo Tours, you'll be transiting in Beijing anyway. Pag nanghingi ng RT ticket yung immigration sa NAIA, show your Beijing tix. I did show my Koryo Tours itinerary to the Chinese embassy, though. Needed it for the double entry visa.

iwasborntoeatcookandtravel said...

Awesome! Now I want to visit Nokor : )

ihcahieh said...

@iwasborntoeatcookandtravel - I think they are getting more lenient, try mo once. Nagutom ako when I visited your blog, by the way. HAHA. :)

Anonymous said...

Not a PEXER (I might as well be one, though), I just lurk here and there! Will link you back to my trip report once I get back.

ihcahieh said...

@Anonymous - looking forward to it!

nicowritesonthewall said...

Anon here. Thanks again for the advice. Had no problems. As promised, here is the link back:
http://nicowritesonthewall.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/journey-north-of-38/

ihcahieh said...

@nicowritesonthewall - cool! Keep the NoKor thread on PEX alive, para mas maraming tips para sa mga iba pang gusto pumunta. :)

Mariane Ballesteros said...

Nakailang view na ata ako dito sa post mo, remembered to drop by here dahil nakakita ako ng 9USD lang na tickets sa AirKoryo bobook na sana ako dahil mura pero wala pa rin akong balak pumunta sa NoKor until magulo pa rin ang govt nila and hindi pa rin free to explore on your own na safe. Anyway good job, sana maabutan ko pa in my lifetime na i-allow nila to travel w/out guides sa NoKor

ihcahieh said...

@Mariane Ballesteros - 9 USD? Baka naman typo error lang nila yun! Hahaha. Anyway, don't hold your breath, medyo mahirap asahan na aayos ang NoKor anytime soon. It will take a war to set things straight, unless mag change of heart si Kim Jong Un at mag ala Myanmar sila na mahirap ma-imagine. If you really want to go but you are concerned about your safety, I'd suggest you do it like I did, two days lang para di masyadong mahaba. Yun nga lang, they will really just show you what THEY want you to see. :)

the viewing deck said...

pasawsaw lang :) might be in winter 2015 :) thanks for the info alfred :)

ihcahieh said...

@the viewing deck - Go lang! DPRK is more open than ever. Go with Koryo Tours. :D

XP said...

I always enjoy reading your blog! Grabe! Wish I could also visit NK.

ihcahieh said...

@XP Thanks. Go lang, it all starts with a plan. :)

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