North Korea loves Daytona, but not the USA
During a recent trip to North Korea, I was told that there would be video games in the bowling alley, which we would visit at the end of the day. To my delight, the information was true, and I recorded this with the last minute of battery on my camcorder. I hope you enjoy seeing what games the privileged few get to play!
Also, I was super psyched to see one of my personal favorites, Daytona. Even the communists get to hear, "DAYTONAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!"
I'm surprised you managed to get this footage more than anything, honestly.
Depends on your viewpoint. It's an adventure, that's for sure. Relaxing? Not so much.
You don't get to "find" anything in North Korea. You are pretty much shepherded to pre-determined locations by your tour guides, and never let out of their sight. We were scheduled to go to a bowling alley, and while there, I saw this on the second floor. I asked to go up and see it, and the tour guides obliged.
Thanks man! I'm planning on releasing a documentary about my trip there. Subscribe to my YouTube channel (/TaoNakamora), and you'll see it in your subscription feed around June-July or so. Also, if you want to see other miscellaneous videos of mine from the DPRK, check out my other channel (/DPRKVideo).
Their foreign policy has relaxed a bit and the capital has seen more money flow into it since Jong-Un took power. Otherwise, it's pretty much "stay the course". Kim Il-Sung and Kim Jong-Il are treated like gods, and Kim Jong-Un is just starting to get horrendously wrong things written about him.
We could film the exterior. We were never taken to it though (despite the numerous requests to do so by people on the tour). The hotel is actually a source of pride for the DPRK now, as an Egyptian firm is taking up the construction of the hotel and it's expected to be completed soon. In actuality though, the elevators are crooked and the concrete is crumbling, so I have no idea what the hell they were doing.
how did you find this place?
I'd wager the arcade patrons are required to put "KJI" as their initials if they get a top score. Nice vid!
I'd really like to hear more about your trip to North Korea and your experiences.
FINALLY !! I think that country's pulling its d**** out the dirt. :)
Isn't North Korea a poor country and its dictator brain washed his people to treat him like a god or did it change when Lil Kim died.
North Korea games hard.
That's impressive man. Nice.
I'll bet they duct taped the USA out of Daytona USA in the cabinets.
Sounds like the worst vacation ever.
I take it your weren't allowed to film the Ryugyong Hotel
The way you use quotation marks is very inspiring.
Man check out those polygons.
1. All you have to do is sign up for a tour. It's easy to get in, in fact, it's easier than getting a visa into Russia or China. But the tour will cost a lot of money (at least $1500 or so), and you will be monitored or locked in your hotel at all times. In fact, there was a guy behind me the entire time I shot this video. Also, American Citizens are not allowed to use trains.
2. You can film pretty much everything in Pyongyang (the capital). It's basically their "show city", letting you see how "great" and "high-tech" everything in their country is. (Despite everything being horribly underfunded and out of date.) They're much more snappy about you filming outside of the capital, or if you try to film a picture/statue of one of the "great leaders" at an unflattering angle.