January 18, 2022

A diplomat’s life: Tight schedules and resort-like thrills touring North Korea

State travel agencies plan every detail of visitors’ itineraries, careful to show only the best it has to offer

The following article is the eleventh 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.