The semi good news for North Korean visitors:
·Don't worry about the food shortages, your guide will order food for you. Oh, and as a tourist, your food will be better than what 95% of the population eats.
·The local speciality is insamju, Korean vodka infused with ginseng roots is readily available to tourists.
Our big sister site has you covered as far as North Korean hotels go. Yeah, you can count on one hand the number of operational hotels tourists are permitted to stay at.
Big time travel warning:
Under no circumstances whatsoever are you to say something that could be perceived as an insult to Kim Il-sung, Kim Jong-Il, communism, or the North Korean people or government. You and your guide are likely to face serious trouble, although your guide will bear the worst of it. Assume at all times that you will be under constant surveillance throughout your trip. Your hotel room, bathrooms, telephones, faxes, emails and even modes of transportation will probably be bugged.
If any travel journalists want to give it a go, email Special Delegate Mr. Alejandro Cao de Benos at firstname.lastname@example.org and let him know the purpose of your journalistic visit. It goes without saying, but if anyone travels to North Korea, tell us about it, will ya?