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Noth Korea's Greatest Show: Marcel Theroux gains rare access inside the secretive nation of North Korea to attend the country's 70th birthday party and see what day to day life is like for North Koreans. The Mass Games focus on reunification with the South and marks a time of change for the country as historic peace talks with the South continue.
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Two and a half years ago, during my first visit in India, I spent 2 days walking all around the slums of Mumbai. Even though I got to learn quite a bit about the life in the slums, I didn’t have the chance to live inside the slums and because of that I left with more questions than answers. So now that I came back to India for the second time, I decided to go back to Mumbai and spend five days living in Dharavi, which is one of the largest slums in the world. This experience opened my eyes in ways I couldn’t have imagined, because I got to spend so much time with the local people, who completely transformed my outlook on what their lives were like. You see, as most outsiders, I had a very distorted view of the people of the slums. We grow up hearing stories about them dying on the streets, no one being able to read and write, kids having to sleep surrounded by flesh-eating rats and so on. There are, of course, tons of problems that need to be addressed, especially when it comes to sanitation. For example, sources say that in Dharavi there is an average of 1 toilet for a thousand people. Also, livestock generally lives in the same quarters with people and that, combined with the fact that the local water sources lack cleaning facilities, sometimes causes the spread of contagious diseases. However, people there are just like everywhere else. They have their own dreams, goals, careers, thoughts and emotions. They are in no way different from the rest of us. It doesn’t matter where we come from. We are all equal. Some of us are born with golden spoons in our mouths, others are not. But that doesn’t define us. What defines us is our pursuit of happiness, our compassion for others and our ability to adapt to whatever circumstances we’re in and make the best of them. Subscribe! Instagram ► https://instagram.com/jacoblaukaitis/ YouTube ► https://www.youtube.com/c/JacobLaukaitis Facebook ► https://www.facebook.com/JacobLaukaitis I always purchase my travel insurance here: https://bit.ly/2HKfanJ I get all of my music from here: https://bit.ly/2KaGNqG Sources used: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dharavi http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/shared/spl/hi/world/06/dharavi_slum/html/dharavi_slum_intro.stm https://www.proptiger.com/guide/post/7-facts-you-probably-did-not-know-about-dharavi Huge thanks to Danulis Macijauskas (https://www.instagram.com/danulis/) for editing this video and to Urtė Laukaitytė for her feedback and advice on how to tell this story properly.
DID YOU KNOW Japan has bullet trains that can travel 320 km/hour? Or superior toilet seats that can heat up your butt, clean it spotless, and check your blood pressure? Or interactive robots that can serve you lunch, analyze your facial expressions and be your customer service agent in phone stores? I just finished my 6th visit to Japan, and every time I leave this country, I have a hard time comprehending what I just experienced. In this video, I take you around Tokyo and show you 10 ways that Japan is 10 years ahead of the world. Anyone else agree with me? Music: Kevin MacLeod ► Subscribe for more travel videos: http://bit.ly/2hyQnZ1 ► Travel Blog: https://drewbinsky.com/ FIND ME ON SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drewbinsky/ (I post more videos there!) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/drewbinsky/ Snapchat @drewbinsky Twitter: https://twitter.com/drewbinsky MORE ABOUT ME: https://drewbinsky.com/about/ CONTACT ME: email@example.com
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UPDATE - one year after visiting North Korea I traveled to South Korea and made a video comparing my experiences in both of these two countries. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJUSIWSaQX4
I've always been very interested in North Korea because it seemed to be one of the most unique and mysterious countries in the whole world. This is my day to day life throughout the 7 days that I spent in North Korea. You can never be sure whether things were staged or not in North Korea because you are only shown what they want you to see. You can't choose where or when you will be going to specific places, they simply tell you to hop on a bus and ask you to get off at one point or another.
That is why I didn't want to offer my opinion about whether things were staged or not, whether they were good or not, or honest or not. My goal was to show you what my day to day life looked like when I was there and let you make up your own mind and judge for yourself.
Do not judge North Korea only from what you see in this video. This is what they showed us and there's a reason they show some things and not show the others. Also, knowing how much control they exercise over the population, everything could have been staged only for us.
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 looked to the ones in the book) - http://amzn.to/2vE92s8.
Videos about North Korea:
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
Prelude No. 2 and Prelude No. 5 by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/...)