20 Things I Learned in North Korea
If you merged the Soviet Union under Stalin with an ancient Chinese empire, mixed in The Truman Show, and then made the whole thing Holocaust-esque, you have modern-day North Korea.
I was only in North Korea for five days, but that was more than enough to make it clear that North Korea is every bit as weird as I always thought it was. I was allowed in, along with a small group of other Westerners, accompanied (at all times) by three North Korean guides. We saw Pyongyang and a couple other regions, and the North Koreans we laid eyes on throughout were likely the people faring the very best in the country.