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One year ago I went on a strictly guided 7 day-tour in North Korea where they took away my passport and did not allow me to explore anything on my own. North Korea was definitely the weirdest country I had ever visited and throughout that trip I kept wondering what life was like in the neighboring South Korea, because it used to be the same country just over 60 years ago.
To answer my questions, this year I traveled to South Korea and made this video, where I compare my time in the North and my time in the South. I still have a lot of questions about the whole situation, but one thing was clear - the daily lives of the Korean people couldn't be any more different than they are right now.
My favorite books about North Korea:
Dear Leader by Jang Jin Sung - http://amzn.to/2vEkrrE;
Escape From Camp 14 by Blaine Harden - http://amzn.to/2vEz6U1;
Nothing To Envy by Barbara Demick - http://amzn.to/2vzieiI;
1984 by George Orwell (I couldn't believe how similar some things in North Korea felt to the ones in the book) - http://amzn.to/2vE92s8.
Videos about North Korea:
My Daily Life In North Korea (my video from North Korea): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uMoSyk0rK9s
10 Days in North Korea Documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xs--To414I
Escape From North Korea TED Talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdxPCeWw75k
I want to thank my friends Donghyuk Shin, Vytautas Jašauskas, Urtė Laukaitytė and Leeann Roybal-Shin for their continuous support and helping making this video. I could not have done it without them!
Music from here: http://bit.ly/2wTGhcV