I saw this on CNN – The American couple who met on vacation in North Korea: http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/american-couple-who-met-vacation-north-korea/index.html. Longer article.
Francesca Street 14th July 2021
(CNN) — Ryan Carlson was in the middle of a backpacking trip in New Zealand when he got the email: North Korea was opening its borders to American tourists.
It was September 2005. Carlson, 25, worked in finance as an independent futures trader in Chicago, a job that afforded him a lot of flexibility for travel.
North Korea had been on Carlson’s to-visit list for a while, but the notoriously secretive, isolated nation hadn’t allowed US tourists to enter since 2002.