North Korean Gift Giveaway Contest!

I calculate having traveled to 95 countries (I used higher standards on the count than the Century Club accepts its members by).

I expect to visit my 100th country at some point this year; I have no idea what country it will be, but whoever is the first to make the correct guess by leaving a comment on this post will win a North Korean stamp book and other prizes from the DPRK.

Good luck!

DPRK Kim Jong-il Stamp

Make a guess and win a book of stamps like the one above!

37 responses

  1. Laura Cornish


    January 25, 2013 at 1:34 am

  2. Brazil…..Indonesia…….Ecuador…… Myanmar…..Caribbean islands…..Norway…..Chile…..SNAKE ISLAND, Brazil……o please i wanna win!!!! i never win….i want to win so bad !

    January 25, 2013 at 1:49 am

    • thats 8 guesses!

      January 25, 2013 at 2:10 am

      • yes 8 but i wanna win 🙂

        January 25, 2013 at 5:46 am

      • Your official guess of Russia is a good one, no idea if it will be my 100th, but it is in my plans for this year.

        January 25, 2013 at 6:17 am

  3. and Russia of course …….. 🙂

    January 25, 2013 at 1:56 am

  4. Star


    January 25, 2013 at 2:14 am

  5. byoun3


    January 25, 2013 at 2:40 am

    • Perhaps! Thinking about it for Dec, although I need to go in on a legal educational trip because the risk of getting in trouble isn’t worth it for me – could mess up my Merchant Marine document if busted.

      January 25, 2013 at 2:47 am

  6. Balcacer


    You know all the “Stan” Nations from the former CCCP / USSR / Rusia Asia Nations

    As a runner up guess. Send gifts to Xalapa, Veracruz México. Been to Saona Island ?

    January 25, 2013 at 2:54 am

  7. TheBlackTwig

    It’s so difficult to choose knowing that you’ve been to 95 countries already! I’m so jealous!
    Anyway, my guess is Madagascar. I had to check your map to make sure you’ve never been there.
    I have more in mind, though. Safe travels, as always! 🙂

    January 25, 2013 at 6:37 am

    • Madagascar! Hmmm, my tour company is developing a trip there, you never know……
      I think I need to update that map, I don’t think it reflects my 2012 travels.

      January 25, 2013 at 8:51 am

  8. Massimo Mucin



    January 25, 2013 at 10:02 am

    • Unfortunately I have been there already – although illegally by sneaking in via China. I was working in a Kong-fu movie and the Chinese brought us over the border to film in the jungle in the rebel occupied zones.

      January 25, 2013 at 10:06 am

  9. Trinistria

    January 25, 2013 at 1:36 pm

  10. when will we know how wins…….i wanna win 🙂 and (on another note ) with all this news is there still tours going to the dprk this year or are they canceled at this time?

    January 26, 2013 at 4:15 am

    • There is no talk of canceled tours – this is all tough talk by North Korea as they look for a payoff or bribe to stand down, don’t think it will work this time, and they have really pissed of the Chinese.

      I expect to hit my 100th country sometime this fall – so going to have to be patient! But as long as everyone left their proper email when they commentated I will get back the winner and also announce it here

      January 26, 2013 at 4:26 am

      • thank you nice to hear the news from some one that knows what there talking about

        January 26, 2013 at 4:29 am

      • Yeah, all the paranoia that the North Koreans are going to nuke us is absurd – but they might test one off in desperation, wouldn’t put it past them, but it really doesn’t make much sense since a little good will could have gone a long way with helping their general situation.

        January 26, 2013 at 4:37 am

  11. agreed

    January 26, 2013 at 4:55 am

  12. Uzbekistan?

    January 26, 2013 at 6:32 am

  13. Miki


    January 26, 2013 at 9:11 am

    • Been there a few times, Budapest is one of my favorite places to hang out for a day or two, the baths are fantastic.

      January 26, 2013 at 9:16 am

  14. hyun

    Central Korea. just kidding. Sealand. Technically not a country. Sweden?

    January 30, 2013 at 2:28 am

    • Sealand – nice, the boss and I of Young Pioneer Tours were planning to declare our own country sometime soon! Sweden, I have not been there, good guess, but I have absolutely no desire to go 😦

      January 30, 2013 at 7:06 am

  15. Josh

    Somalia. and/or the ISS.

    January 31, 2013 at 8:46 am

  16. Steve

    North Sentinel Island…
    Honestly, first choice Bhutan
    Then India – Andaman and Nicobar Islands
    Chili – Easter Island

    February 21, 2013 at 3:57 am

    • Bhutan, India, and Easter Island I have been! Belize, not yet.

      Just made landings on uninhabited Islands in the Northern Marinas chain last week – gonna call that #96

      February 22, 2013 at 3:48 am

  17. ikebal


    February 26, 2013 at 11:50 am

  18. Juan Cardona

    Have you been To colombia? if are 95 Countries, i guess you could have already. I Love my country! 😛

    February 28, 2013 at 12:35 am

    • I have been to Colombia 5 times!

      February 28, 2013 at 12:54 am

      • dheeraj


        October 1, 2013 at 10:46 am

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