I’m obsessed with North Korea. It all started about 5 years ago, after watching Vice Founder Shane Smith in The Vice Guide to North Korea. It was the first time I got a glimpse of the most isolated country in the world. Not just read about it, but actually “seen” it. The whole time my heart pounded and I could feel my anxiety rise. It was exciting and I felt like I was watching something forbidden…waiting for my parents to walk in at any time. Since then I’ll watch or read anything on the subject.
This is where Guy Delisle‘s Pyongyang: A Journey In North Korea comes in. It gives us a humorous look into the countries people, customs and government, from an outsiders perspective. North Korea really is a fascinatingly odd little country (at least compared to the U.S.) and if your as curious of a cat as I am, give it a read.