Thursday, September 11, 2014

North Korea tries to attract tourists, but from non-western countries


Incredibly, North Korea is trying to attract foreign tourists, although China is probably the major source of customers.  One reason us that the DPRK needs to earn hard cash and isn’t getting too far with its bluster.  The Washington Post has a front page story on 9/11, “North Korea sells itself as vacation destination”, by Anna Fifield, link here. Still, this looks like a very risky idea for Americans and western Europeans, as we know from the recent interviews of three prisoners, all in a hotel now but facing years at hard labor for trivial or political offences.  Don’t go.  

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