What's it Like to Visit North Korea as a Tourist?

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The cult of Kim. Local ladies pay respect to Kim Ill-sung and Kim Jung-il, their "Dear Great Leaders" at the Mansudae Grant Monument, the apogee of great leader love.  In Pyongyang.

Wendy Simmons, a photographer and founder/president of PR firm Vendeloo, details the 10 days she spent as a tourist in North Korea in My Holiday in North Korea: The Funniest Worst Place on Earth. She gives an inside look at the constant surveillance, scrutiny and anxiety she experienced during her brief and closely guarded stay. She also took dozens of photographs that provide a rare glimpse into the nation.