An interesting press release arrives from the Peoples Republic of North Korea:
Pyongyang (KCNA) — The number of foreign tourists to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is expected to increase this year amid the growing worldwide interest in the country, which successfully carried out its peaceful satellite launch and underground nuclear test in recent months.
In particular, the arrivals will be on rise from European countries, including Germany, UK and the Netherlands.
The figure of applicants for tourism in the DPRK by plane has already exceeded last year’s twice while that of those for tourism by bicycle increased sharply as compared with last year’s.
International railway service has been improved and regular and non-regular flights from various regions will be available.
Mini-golf playing in the Rungna People’s Pleasure Park in Pyongyang will be one of attractions this year.
Attractive destinations are Mts. Paektu, Chilbo and Kumgang and Ullim Falls, Songdowon and other scenic spots in the east coastal area of the country.
Tourism in the DPRK will help the tourists get a deep understanding of the history and culture of Korea and the mental spirit of the local people in the efforts for building a highly civilized socialist country.
We seem to have overlooked this friendly version of the DPKR in the current nuclear crisis, but what interests me is that “Mini-golf playing in the Rungna People’s Pleasure Park in Pyongyang will be one of attractions this year.” Right. Mini golf playing. Wow, bicycles too? Who would dare ride a bike down the paseo?
Someone tried to set that up in Mojacar a couple of years ago but never got townhall permission. In fact, in deciding between which of the two totalitarian states to visit for a sun and fun holiday, at least the DPKR (probably) will seem pleased to welcome the money of the overweight Brit who wants to get sunburnt on the beach whilst having a nice drink and enjoying the live music.
Mojacar, watch out!