In the hours since North Korea announced it had detonated a hydrogen bomb at its nuclear test site, the small nation has become the subject of fierce condemnation from the U.S., the U.N., Russia, and China. But one world power has been more measured in its cricisim: Google Maps reviewers.
At least two years ago, some wise guy added a North Korean nuclear test facility to Google Maps. The facility currently has 74 reviews, averaging 3.2 stars out of 5. The middling three-star review, however, is actually the least represented. Five-star reviews are the most represented, followed by two-star reviews.
As one user writes:
★★★☆☆ As far as nuclear test sights go, it’s not that bad, however the propaganda pictures can be a bit much. They are everywhere! Also my wife and I found a listening device in our room..crazy.. It also needs to be a little more closer to attractions…this thing is in the middle of nowhere…
Another one was more … radiant about the facility:
★★★★★ I can’t rate anything besides 5 stars! It was truly the highlight of my Asian holiday experience. The staff there had a sort of glowing persona about them. Their mere presence made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside. If you want to learn about East Asian culture, travel to North Korea. They taught me that there are truly 50 different shades of grey. If you’re looking for a remote exrierience, this facility is for you. Even the loudest of noises doesn’t seem to bother anyone. Don’t worry about being exposed to the element., The North Korean countryside seems to have a natural heat that keeps you warm at night. Overall, I have no complaints about my explosive North Korean adventure!
This guy had the opposite experience, though:
★☆☆☆☆ While we were there, I decided to get a haircut at the spa. Not sure how the barber was trained, but the sides of my head are now bald and the hair in top is all kinda piled up.
Better get to work, Kim! Those online reviews can make or break hardworking upstart local businesses like yours.