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August 23, 2010 10:30 AM   Subscribe

North Korean Tourism Video
posted by KokuRyu (16 comments total) 11 users marked this as a favorite

 
Now I know what 100,000 terrified people look like dancing. What's "please please don't trip" in Korean?
posted by 2bucksplus at 10:39 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


In other Korea news, South Korean President Lee Myung-bak has proposed a tax to begin saving for the eventual reunification.
posted by jedicus at 10:43 AM on August 23, 2010


Or.
posted by HuronBob at 10:50 AM on August 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


What a misunderstanding!
posted by Mei's lost sandal at 10:54 AM on August 23, 2010


Previously.
posted by PlusDistance at 10:55 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


:(
posted by jquinby at 11:02 AM on August 23, 2010


I'm too busy to make a proper post, but there's a fascinating thing happening right now with real North Korean propaganda appearing on Youtube, Facebook and Twitter and the government denying being the source.
posted by Nelson at 11:03 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Watch for the army ladies' battle-sword dancing corps. They got it goin' on.
posted by longsleeves at 11:24 AM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


North Korea is big on the nostalgia. The Official Webpage of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea has old paintings of Great Leader and Supreme Leader from their younger days, and the official news outlet looks to be stuck in the mid 1990s in terms of web design. The present has nothing on the past, come back with a visit to DPRK!
posted by filthy light thief at 11:43 AM on August 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


I'm pretty sure that's all you'd actually see if you went on a tour of North Korea.
posted by The Light Fantastic at 11:49 AM on August 23, 2010


It's about all you would be let see yeah. The circuses are unfortunately fed with other peoples bread. Check out some of the less tourism friendly footage that has been smuggled out.

Just got back from S. Korea and was really struck by the preparations they have in place for reunification. The motorway signs all have the distance to Pyongyang, and their rail system is ready to be hooked up to the north. The whole vibe was very much that of a non-custodial family who has prepared a room for someone who might never come home.
posted by Iteki at 12:24 PM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah, I posted that link on a previous thread.

Got it offen one of those Cheezeburger sites.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 12:52 PM on August 23, 2010


Somehow I doubt that was the original soundtrack.
posted by delmoi at 1:38 PM on August 23, 2010


VBS-TV has an interesting(?) look at North Korea as a tourist starting here
posted by jgaiser at 1:53 PM on August 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Kim Jong Illy.
posted by obiwanwasabi at 8:01 PM on August 23, 2010


I had no idea KC and the Sunshine Band had defected.
posted by Doohickie at 9:33 PM on August 23, 2010


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