September 21, 2023

A diplomat’s life: Christmas in North Korea has lots of lights but little cheer

While foreigners can celebrate privately, Dec. 25 is just another cold winter’s day for the rest of the country

The following column is by Taylor Darby, a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat who 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.