Taylor Darby is a pseudonym for a foreign diplomat that worked in Pyongyang before leaving in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Foreigners may pay in one currency and receive change in others, while converting back and forth into virtual money
A former diplomat in Pyongyang recounts the realities of shopping in the city and the propaganda purpose of many stores
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