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Aug 2, 2013 - Day 5 Panmunjom/ DMZ

Friday we were up early to make our way to the Lotte Hotel in the heart of Seoul for our trip and tour to the DMZ. We boarded the bus for the dual language tour (finally some English and some learning) with other Americans, Canadians, people speaking Spanish, etc and headed towards the DMZ. As we approached, we had a great view of North Korea out the window (see pictures). W then had our passports checked twice: once at the Civilian Demarcation line by a member of the South Korean military and once at the border of the DMZ at the Joint...

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Nov 5, 2009 - "The most dangerous place on earth"

That's what Bill Clinton called the DMZ. The waiver I had to sign said "The visit to the JSA...will entail entry into a hostile area and posibility of injury or death as a direct result of enemy action" (!!) Today was very interesting indeed. I like to think that in a few years, maybe a few more, all these mad things like the Berlin Wall and the Korean DMZ, and nutty places like North Korea and Afghanistan as they are now, will have become things of the past, and people won't quite beiieve how we could have been so venal and stupid. I have...

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Jul 31, 2008 - DMZ & JSA Panmunjeom Tour

July 31, 2008 This day I took a trip to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) on the border of North and South Korea. It was truly an amazing trip as it showed us how tremendously different North is from South (outside of the obvious). After going through a military check of our passports (which felt a little strange) we visited the Dorasan Train Station first. This is a station built with the hopes of being used as a line into the north. Currently it is not used. On this leg we also saw the Imjingak Bridge or the Freedom Bridge. It was used to...

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Jul 12, 2007 - Nordkorea

Korea er verdens eneste land som fremdeles er splittet etter 2. verdenskrig / den kalde krigen, delt i to av en demilitarisert sone (DMZ) mellom nord og soer som strekker seg 24 mil paa tvers av halvoeyen og deler landet i to. 1 million miner 2 km til hver side av grensen hindrer nordkorea aa gaa til angrep paa soerkorea (Noen som saa James Bond - Die another day?). Det eneste militaere unntaket i sonen er Panmunjom, en liten leir der nord og soer moetes til forhandlinger. Et besoek til DMZ uten en historietime er helt umulig, saa her...

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