I joined Steemit 6 months ago, made my first introductory post and then got too busy with life to keep on posting.
So without further ado, here's a post about my my life in North Korea vs. South Korea that includes two of my most viral videos on YouTube. Let's go!
One year ago I went on a strictly guided 7-day tour in North Korea, where they took away my passport and didn't allow me to explore anything on my own.
After that trip I made a video on YouTube that went completely viral with 9,637,831 views at the time of writing.
Check it out here:
North Korea was definitely the weirdest country I had ever visited and during my time there I kept wondering what life was like in the neighboring South Korea, which used to be exactly the same country just over 60 years ago!
That's why at the end of that trip I promised myself to visit South Korea this year so that I could compare my experiences in both of those countries.
Those pairs of pictures you'll see below show the differences of life in both Koreas - first one stands for South, and the second stands for North.
In South Korea a lot of people spent their time having picnics with their friends and families, whereas in North Korea they would practice for all the various parades happening in the country every year.
In South Korea the youth wore clothes of various bright colors and expressed themselves in any way they wanted to, whereas in the North everyone wore similar clothes usually in dark or gray colors.
In South Korea most people could afford to buy cars and that's why there were millions of them, however in the North having a car was a great privilege that only the richest people could afford.
In South Korea the Universities that I visited had all the newest amenities the students needed, whereas the one University my guides allowed me to visit in the North felt like the early 20th century, not the 21st.
In South Korea they had some of the fastest bullet trains in the world, however in the North the trains definitely weren't as advanced.
Once I came back from South Korea, I made another video on YouTube, during which I compared my life in both of the two Koreas. This video also did quite well and has 8,133,839 views at the time of writing.
Check it out here:
Thank you very much for reading the post, I really hope you enjoyed it!
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