10 Reasons to Visit the Only Country Where North Koreans Can Take a Permanent Vacation; Messy Nessy

Kyrgyzstan – Western Tien-Shan

When I first began researching Kyrgyzstan, a country I’d honestly never heard of, bordering China, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, I thought I was going to be discovering a mini North Korea. For Kyrgyzstan is the only country in the world where North Korean citizens can stay for an unlimited amount of time (if they can manage to get past Kim Jong-un’s border patrol first). The visa-free regime with a particularly welcoming policy towards the DPRK, could easily be dismissed as unwelcoming, particularly to western nations. But you would be sorely mistaken, because after a fascinating foray into the sights and stories of this country, Kyrgyzstan is now officially on the MessyNessyChic travel bucket list. Here’s 10 reasons why…

1. Kyrgyzstan is one of the least crowded countries in the world

There are just 29.5 residents for each square kilometre of land– (but plenty of unicorns).

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