I've decided to visit North Korea during the upcoming week-long May 1 holiday in China. I will be joining a tour through Pyongyang, down to the DMZ, up to "scenic Mount Myohyang", and will be watching the Mass Games (tens of thousands of people doing coordinated gymastics -- lots of videos on YouTube). I'm really REALLY excited about this, particularly as a student of Soviet and Cold War history. Also, I had a bunch of North Korean classmates up in Beijing, who piqued my interest even more...
I've got a question for you bright Foosters... I plan to take tons and tons of pictures, but have heard that cameras can be checked at the border while leaving, and film confiscated / digital photos deleted. I don't plan to take any pictures of potentially sensitive stuff (bridges, airports, nuclear plants, that sort of thing), but don't want to lose ANY of my pictures when I leave. I will not be permitted to take my computer, so uploading photos and backing them up that way won't be an option. A camera phone won't work either, since I don't think I can take my cell phone into the country.
The question is: Is there a way to back up photos directly from a Memory Stick (I've got Sony digital camera) to some sort of thumb drive? Or is my best bet just to take a bunch of filler pictures on a "dummy" stick, and put that one in the camera when I cross the border?
Oh, and I've already asked: taking my folding bike is a no-no. Ah, well . Pictures of a Pyongyang ride would have made the best BF post EVER .