November 29, 2023

How I unintentionally ended up spending 15 years of my life in North Korea

Introducing her new NK News column, Monique Macias explains why she calls North Korea home

Hello, my name is Monique Macías and over the coming months I’m going to be sharing my experiences about living in North Korea with you from a very unique perspective: as a foreigner who lived in Pyongyang between 1979 to 1994.

But before I start my column, let me tell you a little about my background and how I came to end up living in North Korea.