On our day out to the Korean DMZ we made the biggest mistake of our trip. Worse than missing out on playing dress up at the Gangnam Tourist Information Centre. Worse than eating whatever it was that made me sick enough to pass out on a Chinese night train. Worse than losing six days of our Russian Visa. Worse than accidentally ordering duck foetus in Vietnam. Worse than cycling 20 kilometres into the Cambodian jungle in the dark, with no water, and finding the only river was too salty to drink.
Maybe not that last one.
The Korean DMZ is a two mile wide buffer between the two Koreas. A heavily mined strip of land 35 miles north of Seoul, in reality the demilitarised zone is one of the most heavily militarised places in the world. The perfect spot for a day trip then. Continue reading “DMZ: Korea meets Korea”