May 19, 2024

American teacher finds diverse crowd in Pyongyang

Some students have 'nightmares' after meeting foreigners, but most are just curious

Rather than consisting only of poor, starving people, Pyongyang is partly populated by what an American would recognize as “middle class,” an U.S. citizen discovered while spending a semester teaching computer science.

These Pyongyang residents can be found practicing yoga, playing squash and using cellphones like one would see in any developed country around the world.

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