Ukrainian made unique pictures of North Korean life.
The journalist said that had never seen such an empty aircraft to Pyongyang from Beijing flew a total of seven passengers, near where the flight attendants sat and watched that no one took pictures.
“In the migration card, which had to be completed on Board, stated: it is forbidden to bring any literature about the DPRK and South Korea, porn and if you are a journalist, you are obliged to report it. Tense…” – said Bochkala.
While checking at the airport, he said, checked only books and recorded the number of phones.
“Ukrainians here rare visitors. We are perceived as part of Russia. Those who know about the conflict, I do not understand why we had words. Some people think that we in the Soviet Union. America is the worst enemy. Demonstration of hatred for the American imperialists encouraged the higher companions”, – the journalist told.
He also noted that residents are offended when referred to North Korea, preferring the name of the Democratic people’s Republic.
“Laying flowers to the Great Leader Kim Il-sung and his son dear Leader Kim Jong Il “from where the Motherland begins” and travel to “great country.” To the question, how much bronze went to carve gigantic statues, the tour guide said figuratively: as much as you weigh all the hearts of the Korean people. Put the three accompanying. Woman – party, ideologically grounded perfectly. Man, the epaulettes, direct glow from under a civilian jacket. And driver, which I thought was the “senior group”. To communicate with the locals was only possible through them,” – said Bochkala.
The country has four channels, all – state. Daily at 20:00 show news. Also have wired the radio, and “the speakers communicate with the people and the language of party slogans and clichés, relying solely on official statements of the party.”
“The North Koreans like to squat. Along the roadsides, waiting for transport. Repairing the road. Just met a friend on the street, the sides will probably prefer to sit down and tighten a cigarette. In the legs there is no truth – it’s just about the people of the DPRK.
Smoke Koreans everywhere. Official institutions, stores, hospitals. Tobacco smoke does not bother anyone. In the USSR, according to the film, it was 70 years ago”, – shared his impressions of Ukrainian.
The country has hot water and electricity in most areas shut off from 22:00 until morning, “but pockets of foreign attending not even go out at night. They lit up with generators and car batteries. Street lamp in some places dim light”.
The DPRK has no Internet, but in hotels for foreigners guests are allowed with a special computer to send e-mails, Koreans is allowed only with prior application in two days.
On the territory of the state works solely mobile communications. There are two operators that operate regionalized in the regions where the caller was. While local numbers can not be reached from abroad.
“Three a.m. when one of the tourists decided to walk, the guide was waiting in the lobby. Jet lag, he says, want fresh air to breathe. Do not – go back to the room and open the window,” concluded the Ukrainian.