Going native in the Hermit Kingdom

Anglo-French lawyer Mike Hay spent 12 years in Pyongyang; in an exclusive interview with Asia Times, he reveals the surprising joys of expat life in North Korea

December 4, 2018 7:02 PM (UTC+8)
Mike Hay with a local companion, in festive mood in downtown Pyongyang.  While Hay says relationships with North Koreans were a joy, locals are legally prohibited from marrying foreigners. Photo: Mike Hay
Mike Hay with a local companion, in festive mood in downtown Pyongyang. While Hay says relationships with North Koreans were a joy, locals are legally prohibited from marrying foreigners. Photo: Mike Hay
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