Less than 2 weeks to Korea

In South Korea, North Korea is in.

The 120-seat bar opened in February, complete with inferior North Korean beverages, North Korean landscape posters, North Korean songs, a photo of Kim above the bar counter with his South Korean counterpart and, most important, North Korean waitresses – or, as a sign outside announced, "Beautiful girls from North Korea!"
"North Korea is retro," said Jong Su Ban, 42, a North Korean defector who plans to open a North Korean restaurant, Ok Ru Ok, in Seoul soon.

At his warehouse just outside Seoul, Park showed off some of the 30 North Korean alcoholic beverages he sells – some of them with labels slapped crookedly on the bottles, others with the contents partly evaporated because of poor bottling.

But to hear some of the patrons at the Pyongyang Moran Bar here tell it, leaking bottles, even bad service, are part of the North Korean appeal.

But let us not forget that this is the same country that brought the world the Hitler Bar.


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