DON’T DO THIS IN NORTH KOREA IF YOU WANT TO LIVE
Not that you would ever want to, but just in case you were thinking of going to North Korea for a vacation (even the thought is scary), you HAVE TO read the list below before leaving if you also plan to return alive.
Now, we all know that it is one of the most secretive regimes in the world. What many wouldn’t know is that there are some extremely strict set of rules one must follow while there, failure to do so might, and probably will result in you being executed by the state’s order. The ‘state’ in this case being the leader, Kim Jong-Un. So, for your safety we have somehow managed to make this list of things and deeds that are banned in North Korea. Read on.
1) DO NOT CALL IT NORTH KOREA:
They call themselves Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, the only true Korea. That there is hardly anything close to democracy there is immaterial. Do not, ever, call it North Korea when you’re there.
2) DO NOT HAVE AN OPINION:
The only opinion the public is allowed to have is the one sponsored and/or approved by the state.
3) DO NOT LISTEN TO MUSIC:
The only kind of music the public is allowed to listen to is the one that ‘glorifies the regime’. Listening to anything foreign will bring instant execution.
4) DO NOT CRITICIZE THE REGIME:
Kim Jong-Un is said to have his own uncle, mercilessly eaten alive by hungry dogs in front of a packed stadium, only because he had talked bad about him to his friends. Need we say more?
5) DO NOT SPORT A FANCY HAIRSTYLE:
There are only 28 government approved hairstyles, 10 for men and 18 for the women, that you can sport in North Korea.
6) DO NOT TRY TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY:
Entering North Korea is easy, it’s the getting out that’s tricky. You are not free to leave as you please. If you are caught trying to leave the country without the state’s approval, you’ll be brought right back for execution, probably along with your family.
7) DO NOT PRACTICE OR EVEN TALK ABOUT RELIGION:
North Korea is an atheist country, and practicing any form of religion is ground for execution. 80 Christians were publicly executed in 2013, because they were caught in possession of bibles.
8) DO NOT SURF THE INTERNET:
One is only allowed to access a tiny list of websites while in North Korea, everything else is fire-walled. If you’re caught trying to circumnavigate it…well, you know the deal.
So, still thinking about taking that trip? Yes? Fair enough! The leader of the country welcomes you…