In a holiday mood? Well, have you considered North Korea?


Before anyone accuses me of running native advertising, I haven’t been paid to promote Kim’s place.  (Why are all the evil ones called Kim?)

Between issuing chilling threats of nuclear warfare and allegedly launching a cyber attack on a Hollywood studio, North Korea has working on a website to entice tourists to the secretive state – complete with pictures of a ski resort, grinning children… and missiles.

The site,, provides foreigners with detailed information on the secretive communist nation’s tourist attractions, hotels and tour programmess through related stories and video clips.

The North has a few other propaganda sites for outside online users like Uriminzokkiri and Naenara. But the new website focuses more on attracting foreign tourists, reports South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Wow!  What else?  

The North’s media said the website has been created to ‘satisfy growing interest and expectation’ over the nation.

It features pictures and info about the nation’s food, culture, beaming children and even information on North Korea’s national bird (the Chollima, a mythical winged horse).

However, as a chilling counterpoint to the cheery pictures, the website also features images and articles about its missile programme.



Gareth Morgan went there, and the raved about the place.   Maybe it’s because they only raise cats as a food source there?

I’ve had an inside tip that if you are very good at Photoshop, and bring your own late model laptop, they’ll even provide a working visa!


– Mail Online



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