Kim Il Sung

First Person: How Pyeongchang might feel to a North Korean

What's it like to wake up in North Korea one day and South Korea the next?

The differences are pretty jarring. The similarities can be, too.

As the AP's Pyongyang bureau chief since 2013, I've been to the North several dozen times and made about a half dozen trips to the South. This time, the two came back to back — two weeks in Pyongyang, three weeks in Pyeongchang, with a one-day break in between. As though bumping up against some kind of parallel universe, I've been running into the several hundred North Koreans who also headed South for the games almost every day since I got here.

The result has been a rare chance to experience South Korea with my still...

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