December 06, 2021

A diplomat’s life: Navigating Pyongyang’s byzantine payment system

Foreigners may pay in one currency and receive change in others, while converting back and forth into virtual money

The following article is the third in a multipart series by Taylor Darby, a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat that worked in Pyongyang for an extended period of time before being forced to leave in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Views expressed in columns are exclusively the author’s own and do not represent those of NK News.