|infinite zest |
Finally! A North Korean Buzzfeed! Might want to cut down the length though; us North Americans only have a 7 minute attention span at most when it comes to food videos, and it usually involves eating as much as you can and throwing it back up :(
An American College student was recently detained in North Korea 'while perpetrating a hostile act'. He went through a Chinese tourism company.
1. Why would anybody want to visit North Korea? (I suppose we can chalk this one up to 'dumb college student behavior', but still...).
2. I wonder what he's eating right now?
I'm sure most, if not all, of the Americans who visit North Korea are spies, and vice versa. It's a game that both sides undoubtedly partake in.
I've always been curious myself about NK. I have no doubt that Vice didn't get in there to film their documentary via the means they said they did, when The Harlem Globetrotters can just waltz right in and play basketball. That one was depressing because it was a banquet hall full of food but nobody there except the doc crew, it's probably because they're filming a goddamn documentary! Everybody out! They obviously hadn't watched Gordon Ramsay yet.
But what I don't get is why show how hip you are and how good your food is like a tourism video when the answer to pretty much everybody's question "can I come" is a universal "no." Unless you're a celebrity there to play basketball or something.
I've been curious about it, but alas I've ruined my chances of ever being able to go.
Vice sucks and for all your "a peek inside DPRK" needs, you should read the graphic novel Pyongyang - A Journey in North Korea. It's written by and about a cartoonist who is in North Korea on a work visa to supervise an animation studio.
Fun fact you can go into North Korea under highly specific situations (you have to give China a lot of money). You'll, almost definitely be stuck in Pyongyang but the rest of the country is not a place you want to be.
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"this make me so hungry"
"do you eat a lot"
|Hugo Gorilla |
Each restaurant they visited probably went through a year's worth of rations to feed them for the video.
I love how the VIP sitting room has covered windows deep down in a basement resturant , where was the continutity crew member on that !
She's adorable and politically dependable.
|Miss Henson's 6th grade class |
Too theoretical for me.
Everything I've seen of Pyongyang reminds me of Yagoon in Myanmar. Inside the city is very different from what the rest of the country is like. Lots of people are quietly poor putting on a good face making themselves seem richer than they are. Everyone has a weird love of cafes because all cultures around the world have embraced coffee by now.
That being said the girls in Myanmar are cuter and not just the government mandated tour guides. Also, Shan food is the best food.
none of you dipshits has ever been to north korea everything you think you know about the world is based on propaganda
Two Jar Slave
How are you using the word propaganda in this case? Because if you mean it the way, say, Ellul talked about propaganda, as a complete and penetrating network of information with accumulated directionless slant unsupervised by shady forces, then I agree. But if you mean to say that all our information has been sculpted by government agencies, I find that harder to believe.
You're right that I've never been to NK, though, and that I'm a dipshit.
fucker i am north korea
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