We think of North Korea as being totally shut off from the world (which is largely true) but did you know you can vacation there? You can.
Ah, the scenery, the architecture, the, ummm,…food?
DPRK [Democratic People’s Republic of Korea] is a country that has suffered severe food shortages over the last decade and although the famine situation has been largely relieved with the help of many western NGOs it is far from a culinary land of plenty. However as a visitor and guest in the DPRK you will be well fed with 3 meals a day including meat and fish. The food in DPRK is far from fantastic but is not too bad, some meals are very good and some are just good enough. Vegetarians can be catered for and Vegans also to an extent although it cannot be guaranteed that utensils used to touch food will not have touched meat, or that cooking oil does not contain animal fats.Yum! Sounds scrumptious but maybe I’ll wait to see if Rachael Ray can make it there on $40 a day.
Fruit and chocolate is scarce in the DPRK so if you need this while you are on the tour then you should take it with you from Beijing.