I went on a 3 day guided tour in Pyongyang, North Korea in April 2017, and I put together this short video/documentary from trip. Please keep in mind that this video is about my own personal experiences in North Korea, so please take what I say with a grain of salt.
I am well aware that all tours to North Korea are organized and preplanned, and what I saw was a skewed perspective (a small fraction) of the realities that may exist behind closed doors.
My goal in making this video (and all videos) has always been the same – to focus on spreading happiness & positivity in our world by connecting with people across the globe. While it’s a bit more challenging to do this in North Korea, I tried my best to show you a different side of North Korea and connect with the people – apart from all the negativity the media has brought about to this nation.
Many of you know my deep love, appreciation and connection with Korea, as I lived and taught English in Seoul 18 months. I can speak Korean conversationally, so I used my ability to meet eye to eye with as many North Koreans as I could to have conversations with them.
Most people I came across were friendly and kind-hearted, even after telling them I was American.
I welcome your thoughts, feedback and questions about my trip to North Korea. If you enjoy this video, please share it to help spread the message of peace and positivity within North Korea.