Top Marx: When Socialism Meets Tourism

I’ve had a new travel article published in the July issue of stalkingElk – a comedy satire mag, for which I’m the ‘roaming correspondent’ – all about when socialism meets tourism. Here’s how it begins:

“Look at the condition of communism today and it’s easy to conclude that Karl Marx has been forgotten. China is now home to twice as many KFC outlets as giant pandas. Vietnam is famed for its vast income and gender inequalities. And while Laos’ clampdown on the media is a big commie tick, its free market policy is like defecating directly into Lenin’s cold, dead gullet. Each of these states, a mere two decades after some vexed Germans shouted at a wall, are now about as socialist as Joseph McCarthy in a kaftan.

However, not every socialist state has opened its arms and spread its legs to greet rampant capitalism: there are still three corners of the globe where hard-line communism stubbornly prevails. Three of the most unique and alien places on earth. Which makes them three of the most interesting places to visit…”

If you’d like to read more of ‘Top Marx: When Socialism Meets Tourism’, you can click here for the whole article. Or if you want to read more of the kind, you can visit the stalkingElk website and buy the whole mag for just £3. Bargain!

8 thoughts on “Top Marx: When Socialism Meets Tourism

  1. It’s mental to think that these places still exist in the world, and if they do I’m not sure you should support the system by travelling there. But it would be fascinating I’m sure

  2. Really enjoyed this article, it’s fascinating to read about North Korea because you don’t hear a lot about what it’s really like inside. Have you actually been there?

  3. Hello there, just became aware of your blog by means of Google, and I love it. Some very funny stuff on here, particularly this article on socialism. Great job! x

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