Reviews on Google Maps Poke Fun at ‘Hoeryong Gulag’
Posted on April 29, 2012
Posting funny and ironic reviews on specific locations found on Google Maps has become a trend, and a damn funny one.
Although most of North Korea is blacked out on Google Maps, that hasn’t stopped people from leaving some hilarious comments for the “Hoeryong Gulag.”
For the uninitiated, a gulag is essentially a forced labor camp. Let’s take a look at some of the better reviews.
From Mike: BEST FAT CAMP! They don’t feed you, make you work 12+ hour days, and the instructors are like drill sergeants yet better. I’m not supposed to say their secret to non-members BUT I can say P90X has nothing on their program. Admissions is easy: just be a foreigner (preferably American) and cross illegally from Russia. They literally, I mean literally, have your passes at the border just like cruise ship vouchers being handed out for attending a time share presentation. If you’re not into quick weight loss seriously this place isn’t for you and you may even consider it a crime against humanity and against every internationally adopted treaty but if you’re ready for hard core this is the place!
albano7659 had a less than enthusiastic response: Not too much to complain about. Food is below average, but it gets the job done. The cells are simple, white walls, and a metal framed bed. Sounds worse than it actually is. Your body gets used to the metal framing after a while, and the empty white walls offer a blank canvas for your imagination to paint a picture on. Executions are conducted in a timely and organized matter.
Google Maps: For all your gulag needs.