Tour group offers holidaymakers chance to work in North Korea’s rice fields

Having recently threatened to turn the US to “ashes and darkness”, North Korea has once again put the world on edge with another missile test over Japan. Meanwhile a new round of sanctions threatens to further starve, literally and economically, a country whose people are reportedly enduring the worst famine in two decades.

It is in this context that a new agricultural trip has been launched in North Korea, which promises to give Western tourists the opportunity to get “down and dirty” with farmers on the outskirts of Pyongyang.

I bet Justin would dig this.

  • tom_billesley

    Spend your vacation paying to be a human shield.

    • Plenty of takers I bet.

    • Observer

      I wonder if these vacations are unexpectedly inexpensive because the tour operators make their money off the portion of their share of the ransom the NK government will demand for the vacationers return? Did you notice I didn’t say, “safe return”?

  • Dana Garcia

    What happened — is cutting sugar cane no longer an available leftist task in commie Cuba?

    • I bet the NDP arranges a tour.

      • Dana Garcia

        Cuba at least has decent rum available which would be desirable after a hard day of physical labor.

        I doubt the elite Norks share any lux items with mere tourists.

  • UCSPanther

    “Young Pioneers Tours”

    That was the same company that Otto Warmbier took his ill-fated tour with…

  • Oracle9

    What a perfect holiday for your average Canadian citizen or politician!

  • Ego

    “give Western tourists the opportunity to get “down and dirty” with farmers” in NK

    NK is soliciting hostages, just in case, and useful idiots who can be “converted.”
    NK is just as fundamentalist as Islam, and uses the same tactics: first penetrate the enemy, test its weaknesses, then—perhaps in a framework of reciprocity—implement an exchange scheme, sending (carefully selected) North Koreans to other countries, and finally establish a presence there, using useful idiots who will bring down those countries’ “miserable house from within their own hands.”
    In contrast to Islam that has been allowed to infect, NK is currently contained, and any sane country would want to keep it this way.

  • Clink9

    Really must say I’ve had better offers.

  • Brenda

    That’s not so bad, considering the alternative:

  • Spatchcocked

    And the cruise missiles are snow…..ditto the aircraft carriers….and the Christmas turkey? Yes….snow again.

    Btw Conrad Aiken wrote a wonderful story called Snow. His dad was a snowman you know……he was lucky to have a job….apparently snow is falling on the Bog of Allen…..