38th parallel north: korean demilitarized zone
Trip Start Jun 19, 2010
31Trip End Sep 14, 2010
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After signing a release stating that there was "possibility of injury or death as a direct result of enemy action," and agreeing to not attempt to communicate or signal the North Koreans in any way, we got to experience a bit of history during the Panmunjeom tour of the neutral Joint Security Area (JSA), which is the center of the DMZ. We spent some time in the JSA (and took photos with the statue-like guards), and also got to walk through the third North Korean infiltration tunnel. We toured various historically significant locations, such as the road where the infamous "axe murder incident" occurred, the Bridge of No Return, and the world's tallest flagpole, Kijong-dong (built solely to one-up the South Koreans' Daeseong-dong flagpole).