Call me crazy, but the main thing I wanted to do in Korea during my incredibly limited free time was to tour the DMZ. This "no-man's-land," 160 miles long and about 2.5 miles wide, cuts the Korean peninsula roughly in half. It's also the most heavily militarized border in the world. I couldn't help but be reminded of pre-1989 Berlin.
A South Korean checkpoint.
Entering the Joint Security Area (JSA) or Panmunjom.
The Bridge of No Return where POWs were exchanged.
A view into the North from the South.
A South Korean MP stands guard in a JSA conference room. An Army PFC leads our tour.
A lone North Korean soldier stands guard.