North Korea: A rare behind-the-scenes, inside-secret-corridors look

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The Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang contains a mysterious, hidden fifth floor, a kind of bunker or meeting place. Calvin and his cohort found colorful propaganda posters, including this one. Calvin writes: 'Translation on the left side: "military first politics" Bottom two words: "leadership." Right side: "powerful nation" '
The Yanggakdo Hotel in Pyongyang contains a mysterious, hidden fifth floor, a kind of bunker or meeting place. Calvin and his cohort found colorful propaganda posters, including this one. Calvin writes: 'Translation on the left side: "military first politics" Bottom two words: "leadership." Right side: "powerful nation" '

Calvin Sun took a trip to North Korea this past summer - one of the few Americans who have ever had the chance. He blogged about some fascinating (and seriously creepy) things he saw and experienced while there - even from inside his hotel.

When we noticed that elevator buttons skipped the 5th floor of our hotel in Pyongyang, or that if you google “Yanggakdo Hotel” it auto-fills it to “Yanggakdo Hotel Floor 5″, we knew something was up. And we also knew nobody was allowed to go there.

So we went there.

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Calvin writes: "This one was the creepiest. Translation: 'This bomb is the product of the Americans. Every product of the Americans is our enemy. Get revenge a thousand hundred times against the Americans.'"

You can read and watch more from Calvin’s trip to North Korea and his other international excursions here
 
 

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North Korea: A rare behind-the-scenes, inside-secret-corridors look

Updated