A Missing Floor
So this is the one of the hotels in North Korea that tourists are permitted to stay in and it even has a working elevator. However, take a closer look at the buttons, see how the button for the fifth floor is missing. Well that particular floor is strictly off-limits to tourists, but if manage to snag a sneak peek, you will find multiple propaganda posters.
8,000 Defecting Fee
So there’s need to rely on an online college degree as this is clearly unconventional. While it is technically not illegal to defect, it is illegal to defect if you have not paid the fee. Kim Jong-Un himself even raised the price to a whopping $8,000. Considering that much of the country’s citizens live in poverty, the price to defect is unrealistic.