Taboos and prohibitions in North Korea
North Korea - one of the most closed countries in the world in which his reign, unknown to foreigners, laws. It is very strictly related to any manifestation of individuality, spiritual and political development, put forward the ban on food and everything more or less gives "things foreign." And the tourists and all sense of alienation attitude if to say the least. What kind of restrictions are experiencing Korean residents, and why? It will help to understand a selection of amazing facts.
No hot shower
As in other Asian countries, there is no central heating in the DPRK. However, the situation is aggravated by the lack of hot water and even any modern electric heaters. To warm up, North Koreans are only ordinary stoves that produce heat from wood. We have the heating occurs only in the village, and the DPRK in all homes, even in the capital. And electricity is intermittent, so called life sweet language does not turn.
2. You can not ride a car
to buy a car is almost impossible, because the cost downright exorbitant in North Korea. Afford private transport can only be very influential and rich people. What can we can say, even if the bike in this country, is not available to everyone, the price is also quite high, and buy it in the remote areas of the country and did not realistic. And those lucky who were still able to afford a bicycle, put the number as usual and four-wheel colleague.
3. If the jeans, the only black
All sewn from denim, also costs a lot of money. Only now familiar to us blue denim will not meet in North Korea, because here he is strictly prohibited. It is believed that what is in a very popular all over the world can shake the political foundations of the country. Wearing only black jeans. Tourists, of course, allowed to go to what they want, but at the monument to Kim Il Sung and Kim Jong Il are provocative outfits as blue jeans are not permitted to wear.
4. In the shops there is no drink Coca-Cola
After 2015, in the world there is only one country which formally prohibited to sell this popular drink is Coca-Cola. In North Korea, this mark can not be found on any storefront window. Ban on the sale exists only for ideological reasons, a similar ban on blue jeans.
5. Limited Internet
Worldwide global network only extends its borders and maintains its leading position, but not in North Korea. In this country, of course, there is the Internet, and computers, but use them only with restrictions. To access the network there is a local computer network called "Kwangmyong" that even the most bold estimates has up to 5, 5 thousand sites, and according to some of their number did not exceed a thousand. Overseas sites, of course, their numbers are not included, since they are prohibited to use. It's unpleasant, but you can live, but the Wi-Fi at home and not at all. Therefore, all electronic products for phones and tablets type on store shelves appear without the Wi-Fi module and Bluetooth, that North Koreans are simply not needed.
6. Restrictions on currency
Some of the original prohibition applies not only to the life of local residents, but also visitors. Tourists can not be used by North Korean vonami, but only in dollars, the euro and the yuan. This is the currency of foreign visitors and pay in stores, which is designed to service foreigners. But local shops, in which Koreans go, inaccessible to strangers.
7. Holiday in another country? No!
World Travel - it's expensive. He thinks ordinary resident of many countries, but North Korea did not even think, because travel is strictly forbidden for the homeland borders. What can we say, if you go to another part of the country, to travel or just hang relatives, only by special permission, you want to get ahead?
8. Napryazhenka with hygiene
most of the residents are not even aware of North Korea, which is a means for protection. It is striking, but also a means for personal hygiene to buy quite problematic, if not impossible. Most women in this country instead of the usual in other countries care products use a simple matter, as in the Middle Ages.
9. Foreigners behave modestly
Another ban, which is more concerned with foreign visitors to the country. Talk to the locals, and even more pictures of them or the local attractions without permission can not. For violating the ban do not imprison, but a severe reprimand from the representative of the local security services exactly should be expected. And the people themselves in such activities of tourists and does behave strangely: go quickly or even run away. In the subway, they prefer not to sit next to the foreigners. All tourists puts guide who monitors their behavior and does not do anything stupid.