How I Got DETAINED Sneaking into North Korea 🇰🇵

By Drew Binsky | DrewBinsky Travel | 4 May 2022


How I Got DETAINED Sneaking into North Korea 🇰🇵  

This was the single scariest travel moment of my life - on the border of North Korea & Russia.

 

Sitting in that military compound for 3 hours, alone, without my phone or my friends was absolutely terrifying.

 

As many of you already know, I am fascinated by North Korea. I spent 4 days in Pyongyang in 2017 and I can even speak the Korean language (I lived in South Korea for 2 years).

 

Not a day goes by where I don’t ponder about life in North Korea - the strangest and most isolated country in the world.

 

But Americans have been banned to visit North Korea since 2017 - a few months after I left.

 

In fact, I think that I’m one of the last few Americans to step foot in the country.

 

So I wanted to attempt to go back while traveling in Siberia. And what happened to me is something that I’ve never experienced and I’ll never forget.

 

This is the full story of how I got detained on the North Korea / Russia border.

 

The journey starts in the far Eastern city of Vladivostok.

 

Thank you so much to my local friend Natasha for joining me on this wild adventure.

 

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Drew Binsky
Drew Binsky

Hey guys! My name is Drew Binsky and I make daily travel videos as I visit every country on earth (currently 191/197). My goal is to inspire young adults to travel, while shattering stereotypes that the world is unsafe. Happy Travels!


DrewBinsky Travel
DrewBinsky Travel

Hey guys! My name is Drew Binsky and I make daily travel videos as I visit every country on earth (currently 191/197). My goal is to inspire young adults to travel, while shattering stereotypes that the world is unsafe. Drew Binsky® Travel Videos are short documentaries, telling unique stories about people, food, culture and anything else I find interesting on the road. You will also find tons of travel tips, hacks and advice. Happy Travels!

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