Milosavljevic stated that North Korea differs from the best way it’s portrayed by mainstream media.
“We went there crammed with prejudices about folks there consuming grass and sporting shabby garments. Many of them serve in the military or work as farmers as a part of working teams comprising a number of villages, every named after the fruit or vegetable they develop,” he stated.
Milosavljevic added that they visited folks’s properties to see how they dwell and what they eat.
“We had been in Sariwon – a pleasant, clear city with the homes painted in totally different colours, identical to in Pyongyang. The boulevards are clear and the villages are good and nicely managed. The fields look splendid, identical to elsewhere in Asia,” he recounted.
The Serbian vacationers had been accompanied by Comrade Kim – a neighborhood information with a wonderful command of English, who rigorously prevented any questions on the political state of affairs in the nation.
Philip Milosavljevic stated that North Koreans don’t divide the peninsula into North and South Korea.
“All they know is the Korean People’s Democratic Republic and this is applicable to your complete peninsula. They say that it’s one nation of 80 million, 30 million of whom dwell in the north, 40 million in the south and one other 10 million dwell overseas. They can’t wait till their nation turns into one once more peacefully and with out any overseas meddling,” he famous.
The Serbian vacationers had been very a lot impressed by Pyongyang, an ideally clear metropolis with expansive boulevards and a wealth of large monuments.
They additionally debunked the parable about the North Korean capital having no subway and that the pictures that often seem in the media are pretend.
“The metro is there all proper. We spent an entire hour or extra using the trains and altering strains. The trains date again to the 1990s, inbuilt East Berlin, however in addition they confirmed up domestically constructed ones, designed in 2010 and 2011. There are many vehicles, largely white-colored Volkswagens and Japanese ones, trolleybuses and buses. They additionally construct their very own vehicles, however they’re nonetheless few and much between,” Milosavljevic continued.
He additionally talked about the so-called “Sun Palaces” youngsters come to after faculty to draw, sing, dance and be taught overseas languages.
The male a part of the group debunked one other fable about shabbily dressed and poorly made-up North Korean ladies who hardly ever catch the boys’s eyes.
“The ladies like to spruce up, placed on a pleasant gown and put on excessive heels. We noticed many younger ladies with earrings even, although sporting them isn’t actually inspired,” he famous.
“People get collectively, however we didn’t see any nightclubs there. The eating places shut at 9 p.m. and folks go house. City lights exit and the nation falls asleep,” he famous.
Another tall story is about North Koreans by no means telling jokes.
“As we walked previous a neighborhood beerhouse the boys there invited us to are available and be a part of them. Kim – our information – stored telling us jokes about President Bush.
The folks there smile, they give the impression of being completely regular and dwell inside the present system of values. They dwell identical to nearly all of Asians do – they’ve a aim and so they work to obtain it,” Philip Milosavljevic concluded.
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