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1 DAY IN NORTH KOREA (Overwhelming Experience)

Aug 24, 2022

1 DAY IN NORTH KOREA (Overwhelming Experience)

No company or government paid me to make this video. I do not condone supporting or promoting the

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n regime in any way. Please do your own research

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propaganda Kim jong-un his regime Human rights prison camps for ballistic missiles otto warmbier. It was a moment for the history books. I am NOT a journalist, I am just a kid with a consumer camera who was lucky enough to gain access to the most isolated and controlled country in the world. This video series is a product of that. Alright guys, welcome to the second day of the trip to

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1 day in north korea overwhelming experience
Beautiful day here in Pyongyang. Apparently it's going to be very hot today. Today we are going to take a tour of the city. So let's explore the capital city here. I have no idea what to expect as usual. I think we are starting the day at some important monuments. So he had to wear long pants to show respect. When we got to the Kim il-sung and Kim Jong Il monuments, our tour coordinator Simon had to buy flowers to put under the statues. I'm not 100% sure if this is required, but I feel like it is. But I could be wrong.
1 day in north korea overwhelming experience
So when taking photos of these statues, we had to be very careful how we took the photos. The leaders had to be fully framed. I think this was just to show how big the statues are. They are 22 meters tall each. The statues were completed in 2012. Therefore, both sides of the statues are relatively new. There are 229 figures representing the struggle

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n people went through during the war below. You can see how the US Army mats that the

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n people are standing on in the mud give you an idea of ​​the feelings here. As you can see there.
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I just went to the main monument of Kim il-sung and Kim jong-il. There we had to be extremely respectful. Neither photos with sunglasses, nor selfies, we had to have our arms at our sides; and now we are heading to the Children's Day memorial. So it should be a little bit of a ceremony. Because today is International Children's Day, so look what that's like. Tour Coordinator: So if you're bored, there's something to look for. So I just got to the amusement park, it's great. It's like an amusement park. Not sure what to expect here. Maybe we can go to some games, check it out.
1 day in north korea overwhelming experience
There are a lot of people here. I just found out an interesting fact about cars. In fact, there are a lot more cars on the road than I expected to see here. All cars are divided into categories by license plate. So depending on the color of the license plate and the numbers; that will tell you what the car connects to. So, the blue license plates belong to a company. Black is military. Green is something that has to do with government. I think? Super interesting. It is very rare to have your own car here. If you have a chance to band your own car, you've got it.
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Do something like, noteworthy, like win the Olympics or get gifted by the government or something. So when we arrived at this Children's Day celebration we were instantly surprised and fascinated. Because I think it was an extremely important event. There were cameras everywhere and there was even a drone flying. So basically it was a day that was based on the games of the children so that they had events like tug of war and relays and things like that. it was great. One part I wasn't quite sure about, though, was that these kids had to clap these pieces of plastic and it was really hot today.
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I think it was between 35 and 40 degrees Celsius. And these kids just bang on these pieces of plastic for hours on end. We spent like three hours in there the whole time and these kids were clapping these things and I don't know how long they were doing that before and after we left, so it seemed a little, uh, harsh, but other than that. Super interesting. So watch these videos Alright, I came to the back of the amusement park and they let me walk around freely. Obviously, I think this is a fenced off area, but it's not as controlled as you might imagine.
There are some great roller coasters here. I'd love to. I would love to be able to put them on, but I think they closed today because it's International Children's Day and they're having the fun fair, the Ceremony and the dances, whatever they're doing there. completely different from what I expected. I mean, that's a lot more relaxed. But still, the locals don't really look at us... foreigners? I don't know. What is it about. However, I did get to talk to a few locals so far. There are some people who were training to be guides and it's very nice to talk to them.
I'm not sure what we'll do after this. I think we'll go for lunch or take the subway. I think we'll take the subway, which is the deepest subway system in the world. The deepest metro stations in the world in kyiv, Ukraine. Which I went to in a previous video. But anyway, check back soon. So this clip was a pretty weird but fun

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. I was lying on the grass waiting for the rest of the group because we were here like three hours, so we had a lot of time to kill. And these kids came up to me and started saying things in

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n and pretended to shoot me with toy guns.
It was great to interact with the kids that way. So you can see in those few shots how clean and pristine these tube stations are. We went about five stops in total and stopped at about three stations. So grand and clean. You compare that to, say, Europe. Its subway stations, the graffiti and stuff. Here in Pyongyang, it was crystal clear. I swear you could eat your lunch off the ground here. So clean and I think the locals have a responsibility to help keep the city clean because all over Pyongyang. It's so clean That's amazing the cleanest place.
Anyway I've been you can see this escalator here This is very similar to escalators and other parts of the station are very similar to metro stations in kyiv Ukraine the deepest metro stations in the world and the subway systems. A lot of the architecture is quite similar and I think that's obviously because they were both built in the Soviet era. It's fascinating to compare metro stations in completely different parts of the world, yet so similar, absolutely fascinating. So we just got out of the subway station. And here is the arc of triumph, or triumphant. In fact, I think it's higher than the one in Paris.
So. It's pretty impressive, marking the date

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was liberated from the Japanese in 1945. So after going through a few more photos of the leaders' faces, we stopped in for another lovely vegetable and noodle lunch. Everything. Rice cakes. Beautifull. After lunch We pass through this huge theme park with huge roller coasters and arrive at the birthplace of Kim il-sung. So as you can imagine, with Kim Il-sung being the founder of

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, this place is extremely sacred. You have to use your utmost respect here. It is not a place to waste time at all. So after checking that, we drove to the supermarket, the supermarkets, a place where I couldn't get any clips because we weren't allowed to take our cameras.
And here's a little clip that my friend has on his phone. I just got some, um, money from

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and, uh, I don't know how much it is. How much did we get? We have, like, lots. Uhm, ten euros? Ten euros? Or about a hundred Chinese yen. So, let's try to spend it. Its a lot of money. I'm going to do another video later in this series about prices in

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is But stay tuned for that video later in the series Here are some pieces of fruit and some nuts that I bought for the trip The supermarket was fully stocked with food and I also talked to some locals.
These two young men came up and asked me where I was from, which was great. But yeah, there were loads of different types of food, mostly packaged food. There wasn't that. lots of fresh food. A lot of things imported from China, but also a lot of products from

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. I'll talk about that more in our expensive. It's prettier than the supermarket. We arrived at the War Museum This War Museum was fascinating. If not, very sad on both sides of the war. These are all the tanks here There are also some planes and a helicopter that was taken from the US during the war Sunk warship some photos of some hostages there too Pretty heavy stuff.
The tour was led by a really lovely young lady wearing a full

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n Army uniform. She was very friendly and soft spoken and she explained everything from the

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n side of the war. She showed us one of the Navy ships they captured from the US. Also after this we entered the museum. But sadly I wasn't allowed to film, but it was one of the most amazing museums I've ever seen, you know. Very brutal, but fascinating all the same. So we just got out of the war. The museum probably spent an hour or so there and we had a guide.
I don't know how to put it, but with such attention to detail, I'll try to find some photos on Google or something and post them. on screen now just to show you that they had this great hand painted 360 panorama that took 41 artists and a year and a half to paint but was absolutely stunning nonetheless, now we're getting on the bus. We go to a huge tower that overlooks Pyongyang, it should be very interesting. Then we have arrived at another monument, this one represents the Hammer of the Working Group and then the writing brush in the middle and the sickles then the hammer represents the workers the writing brush represents the intellectuals It is 50 meters high and was built in the 50 year anniversary of the working group.
Alright guys, so we're bowling now. Just before dinner. But take a look. gutter ball. And yes this is a power outage that happened while we were bowling But it only lasted about five to 10 minutes and then it came back From bowling we went to the basement and had a great variety of food The food was really that good on this trip. They give you beer with every meal. You can see a barbecue here. They also had a wide variety of vegetables. It was heaven. Alright guys, so Back from the day. Great day. So many activities that you see towards the end And slowly, uh, I stopped putting clips because we were seeing so many different things.
So many monuments The ones that caught my attention the most were the big monument at the beginning with Kim il-sung and Kim jong-il. Done in bronze, it was out of this world. Amazing. The museum The museum was epic on the inside. Sorry I couldn't show you guys. But you will have to come and see for yourself because it is a really interesting museum. You know, delicious food again. I love

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n food. Hooked now. Oh and the tower which was definitely cool - a really good view of all of Pyongyang up there. Tomorrow we are going for a seven-hour walk.
In fact, we go to the coast, which is apparently quite rare when tourists go to the coast. The hotel was staying right on a beach. Being able to get off the beach, go swimming and other things So swimming in

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anything we put

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last. Sounds good. Anyway, I'm super tired again, probably talking nonsense. Thanks for watching and I'll see you tomorrow for the next video. And if you didn't see the last video, that was the day before. We were flying to

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. So come back and check it out if you missed it.
Otherwise, I'll see you tomorrow. Thanks for watching guys and in case I don't see you, good afternoon. Good evening and good night from

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