September 26, 2020

What life is really like as a foreigner living in Pyongyang

A former diplomat in the DPRK discusses the realities and common misconceptions through their own personal experiences

While many people have visited Pyongyang over the past few decades, very few have lived in North Korea’s capital for an extended period of time.

Life there has its ups and downs, a diplomat who was posted in the DPRK from 2015 until recently told NK News, marked by restrictions and, oftentimes, isolation.