The Vice Guide to North Korea

The first leg of the trip was a flight into northern China. At the airport the North Korean consulate took our passports and all of our money, then brought us to a restaurant. We were sitting there with our tour group, and suddenly all the other diners left and these women came out and started singing North Korean nationalist songs. We were thinking, "Look, we were just on a plane for 20 hours. We're jet-lagged. Can we just go to bed?" but this guy with ... Full Story »

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Posted by: Posted by Adam Florin - Apr 21, 2008 - 6:46 PM PDT
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by Adam Florin - Oct. 1, 2008

Part travel log and part documentary, this Vice Guide gives a rare glimpse into a communist time capsule most outsiders will never have a chance to see otherwise. The tone is more "holy crap these people are weird" than expository or analytic but it paints a clear picture of a nation run down by a senseless mix of autocracy & autarky.

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