Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A North Korean cruise ship.

I am trying to imagine what a trip on a North Korean cruise ship would be like.

Everyone sleeps in a giant hold, except the captain, who gets his own room. And there is not enough food to go around, except for the captain and the armed marines who are there instead of the ship's stewards. Since the ship is also a giant freighter, there is a lot of room for group calisthenics. If you don't like it, there is an alternative: down in the bunkers where you may get a good cardiovascular workout shoveling coal. And when the cruise ship makes a port of call, no one can get off or even look outside, except the captain, who will come back and tell everyone what he saw.

Everyone will be grateful.

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