Exciting new update!

by Sharon -- April 1, 2010

We have been offered the opportunity of a lifetime!

A North Korean communist newspaper contacted us last week and explained to us how they had been following our travel blog for some time.  They said they wanted to offer us the opportunity to become guests bloggers/writers for their publishing company located in Pyongyang, North Korea.  We would be living in North Korea and experiencing the “real” Korean ways!  That means they will put us up in a real North Korean village, where they assured us that internet would be provided at a local PC room, as well as 3 meals of rice and kimchi a day, and a bicycle to share for transportation.  We would have to commute to the office twice a week, which is 25 miles away from our village, but we have a bicycle so it should be fine.  This opportunity just sounded too incredible to pass up, so we decided to take them up on their offer.  We leave for North Korea in a private military plane next Wednesday!

Once we arrive, they said we would be participating in traditional North Korean initiation ceremonies.  No elaboration on this was given, but I’m sure it will be an exciting experience.  Now that I think about it, I believe they mentioned something about wearing the North Korean flag.

We will be sure to update you on our North Korean travels as soon as we can.  Until then, we will continue to look forward to our new adventure!

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13 Responses to “Exciting new update!”

  1. Nice to see you haven’t forgotten about April Fools Day from across the planet…

  2. How long are you gone for??? Be careful!!! the first thing that poped in my head was Laura and Euna, but then again you will be entering their country legally so it should be better :) Safe travels to the North!!!! :)

  3. Is this an APRIL FOOL’S joke??

  4. That’s great news. I’ve contacted Kim Jong-il directly ([email protected]). In his email…he said there’s a room waiting for you at the Monument for the Korean Worker’s Party next to the Kim Il Sung Stadium not far the Gulag. I hear that Bill Clinton will be making a trip there over the summer again. Looking forward. So lucky!

  5. Good April Fool’s joke.

  6. heh heh… I had to do a double-take. Nicely done.

  7. ok ok… i do hope this is a joke :(

  8. Hahahaha! Good one Sharon!

  9. “We would have to commute to the office twice a week, which is 25 miles away from our village, but we have a bicycle so it should be fine”. Hahaha really good one.


  11. for your information, sharon. there is absolutely NO direct transportation between south and north. air , ground or military. and NO direct contact either!! some crazy reason if that happen, then you better run to american embassy! so next time keep that in mind before you write!!

  12. I showed this post to my co-worker and he gave me a “wtf” look that pretty much said that these cats are f’in crazy. =)

  13. [...] couple months ago, Sharon and I claimed to have been offered a writing gig in North Korea. For those who thought we were currently rubbing [...]

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