An American Tourist in North Korea: Exploring the DPRK and running the Pyongyang Marathon

100 thoughts on “An American Tourist in North Korea: Exploring the DPRK and running the Pyongyang Marathon

  1. All the BGM's your using and only positive comments. Almost makes this video as if you are a part of the DPRK's propaganda machine or your afraid of your life if you say anything negative.

  2. 9:27 OMG what's Jackie Chan doing there? 😀 Great video. Also, aren't North Koreans taught to hate Americans? Was there any hostility towards you?

  3. Pyongyang is the show city of the DPRK. It's like a show house in a housing sub-division. They make excuses why you can't visit the countryside but the real reason is, they don't want you to film the bad points of North Korea.

    If the country was so fare, they would not require citizens from other towns to have permits to enter the capital city. You should go visit a DPRK work camp. You should go visit the lost tombs of multi-generation families who were murdered recently for one member trying to defect from the country. You should visit the people in the country of the DPRK. You should find luck in talking to a family who lost a loved one because they spoke out against their government. You should read the list of crimes that are met with capital punishment there.

    So yes. Pyongyang is nice, but that's the end of the story.

  4. I know im going to sound stupid for asking this but as someone who has never left america when you buy one of the tours on uritour does it pay for your plane ride there and back?

  5. See, I'd heard as much as the idea that locals weren't allowed to talk to outsiders unless they had government clearance to. Those children don't look like they had such clearance, and they look fairly sincere. It's nice to see another side of the nation like this.

  6. I saw other documentaries showing starving children in the countryside. The city is a show case and heard it doesn't depict the reality elsewhere in that country. Were you able to interview the locals without the interference of minders?

  7. They would have to physically make me go on the Pueblo the way they lied about it and treated our men

  8. Thank you for funding the regime that oppresses its people. Hope you can sleep well every night knowing that you have a conscience because a lot of their people will be sleeping without lights and food.

  9. The skies in DPRK are so clean and nice , beautiful and natural, no dirty lines of chemical death laid by UN aircraft because the great leader Kim Jong Un would have them shot down and the pilots killed , also have the UN nuked if they dare try it . Long live the great leader Kim Jong Un of DPRK

  10. …and the winner gets to chose his preferred method of execution; Starvation, Botulism, asphyxiation, firing squad or torture. See you at the finish line !

  11. a lot of brainwashed commenters ranting and raving about how the North Koreans are the ones that are brainwashed.

  12. they have prison camps!! they have prison camps!!! ignore the fact the the US incarcerates a shit ton of people every year and uses them as slave labor. NORTH KOREA HAS PRIZON CAMPS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. American leader's are fuckedUp whenever they don't like a country ,they spread hatred all over the world Like Syria, Iraq, Iran Etc

  14. Many here don't have the slightest idea that South Korean border guards shoot and kill people if they want to enter DPRK. Many of the deferctors are now disillusioned and want to go back, but are unable. South Korean authority have strict eyes on them so that they can't go back or talk something else other than the imperialist version.
    And to the fuckers who are howling "shithole", "hell on earth" etc. rubbish; just go to Hong Kong and see how poor people are living there. The Hong Kong authority for a long time keep rents of apartments too high so that poor people have to work long just to get a roof above their head. There are many documentaries available on this matter in youtube.
    People of DPRK are intelligent enough and they don't want the whole country become another Hong Kong or something like the South East Asian (paper) tigers.

  15. Good work it's ashame we are going to deal with the Marshall very soon. But that dumb S.O.B deserves it

  16. Every time I see tourist videos of Nort Korea they show the marathon. Is this because that's the only time you can visit the country?

  17. Jeffrey, dude… With all due respect, this is a nice video you made but on the other hand you have to be honest: you have just seen the upside of NK. So, are you fully aware of the downside or have you ever seen the downside of NK???

  18. I would have loved had you shared some of your real feelings that seems like a propaganda piece nothing shock to you or made you think absolutely nothing just bubbling music and you smiling what a waste.

  19. This video seems to show happy people but hey this is not the true north korea…….the real korea is completely different……they live in a sort of big brother and they can' t be able to think or act with their own mind

  20. Wonderful report Jeffrey, you put a lot of work into making this video, you were lucky to spend so much time in the DPRK. The marathon as well as the Arirang Games pull in large numbers of westerners. Like yourself, I also did the MAC Building from the Republic two years ago. One day, I hope to be as fortunate as you and visit the DPRK. Thanks for the upload.

  21. The subway car you where riding is NOT soviet made. It's a Berlin Type D car (search Wikipedia: BVG Class D). They where sold to the DPRK in 1998 and 1999. The Type D cars are made by O&K, DWM, AEG and Siemens.

  22. Amazing! All you need to do: Spend some money and travel to the DPRK, join the Pyongyang marathon, wake up early, stand a lot of noise, crowds, run a few miles… and then, a smiling, cute little squirrel-like woman in a red dress will bring you a blue towel – at 04:24 – possibly wish you good luck, maybe give you some water too, remaining friendly and caring the whole few seconds. That's something one would NEVER get in the "metoo" west. Here, we get "make your own fucking sandwiches!" even without ever even ASKING for one.

  23. Why north korean women are usually dressed in traditional clothes but men don't? It would be nice if they wore it too, at least in their festivals. they're always with that executive look

  24. WOW, I didn't know anything about life in North Korea, all videos available are of rocket launches and such lol. Watched it while drinking my coffee, was fun, thanks dude.

    My dream is to one day be able to freely fly/sail/drive across the world and visit everywhere without any restriction. The earth is our home, we owe it to ourselves to see as much of it as we can before we leave haha

  25. BREAKING NEWS: Kim Jong Un assassinated by his sister for being a dud in the sack. A rumor spread by his close advisers ..But I suspect this is a CIA plot. after their power play failed.

  26. BREAKING NEWS: Kim Jong Un assassinated by his sister for being a dud in the sack. A rumor spread by his close advisers ..But I suspect this is a CIA plot. after their power play failed.

  27. Watch one video and you have watched them all… The same propagandistic crap regurgitated to infinity. Always some sort of leader oriented party going on… Same location, never any criticism,,, like some bizarre freak show

  28. Very nice video and you had a good attitude throughout and were one of the positive examples of American tourists (unlike so many others that paint a much different picture).

  29. And because of our President Trump – they may see each other again. You know the guy that everybody hates! Who is single handily changing the world and making it a safer place for BILLIONS OF PEOPLE!

  30. 남한은 북한방문을 국가보안법 으로 막고 있는데.. 미국넘들은 북한에 왜 가죠? 지들이 분단 시킨 나라를..

  31. South korea is converting into communist nations. Because of moon jae in, commie leader. Most korean doesn't know how miserable communism is

  32. I wish you unification and happiness north and south korea
    You korea have suffered to long
    Be one again
    Bless you korea 🤔😄🤗

  33. These people look beautiful. Even U.S.A. is world largest economy, but I'm still see many homeless people live under the bridges and begging for money on the stop signs.

  34. Why did he not just buy a damn poster? Why put your life at risk for something they will be more than willing to sell you!!

  35. Its not pronounced Air Koreo. Also are you Jewish? If not with that nose you have to at least be of Jewish heritage lol.

  36. They captured the Pueblo back when the USSR supplied their military tech back when it was equal to the U.S. military. Today a U.S. Warship could sink any Korean vessel 100 miles away. Shows how far stuck the Koreans are in history.

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