What It’s Like to Vacation in North Korea

When you think “vacation” most people picture palm trees swaying in the lazy tropical wind and a man named Coco serving oversized margaritas with miniature umbrellas. Other people, like Matt Paish, a UK-based video producer, hop on a bus headed to North Korea, arguably the most notorious country in the world known for its unforgiving totalitarian dictatorship led by their Supreme leader Kim Jong-un.

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Paish spent an eight-day tour that mainly took place in Pyongyang, the capital, and the strict itinerary included everything from a visit to an ostrich farm to a spectacular circus to a maternity hospital to “many, many statues and monuments.”

Of course, everything isn’t always as it seems, and in the video above, Paish explains the strangest, most unsettling part of his experience.