North Korean Souvenirs

Kim Jong Il - the Mighty Leader

So, you made it to North Korea and had a wonderful time there. What will you bring home as a souvenir? Here are a few choices you may be able to pick up from the Korea International Tourist Service Souvenir Shop in Pyongyang:

Korea International Tourist Service (KITS) has opened a new souvenir shop opposite the Victorious Fatherland Liberation War Museum, although it’s full of what KITS think foreigners want: twee souvenirs and traditional handicrafts that are unlikely to appeal to most. The Lonely planet on-line review.

Here goes:

A commemorative stamp of the Great Leader, or perhaps

a funky bust of the Great Leader.

Perhaps you would prefer

a Kim Jong Il teapot? No?

Well, this one you will certainly not be able to resist

a Royal Wedding commemorative stamp!

Thank you Kim Jong Il for your unique contribution to the world…

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About stevehollier

Steve Hollier is the editor of AZ Magazine, an English language lifestyle magazine based in Baku, Azerbaijan. He began his career working for a firm of stockbrokers in the City of London then went on to attend the University of Essex where he was awarded an MA in Sociology in 1984. After a career in arts and cultural development work, he became a freelance arts consultant, writer and photographer.
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3 Responses to North Korean Souvenirs

  1. Brumelda English says:

    Laughing my butt off, where did you get these pics, the last one is just NASTY, no wonder he never has a smile on his face with a body like that!!!!!!

  2. Hugh Paxton says:

    I’d go for the teapot! So tasteful!Do these people do mail order?

  3. stevehollier says:

    Wait for the next couple of posts before you decide!

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