Thursday, November 27, 2014

Seoul Zoo and DMZ

Days two and three of our trip were spent at the Seoul Zoo and the Demilitarized Zone with North Korea.
The Seoul Zoo was about a forty five minute ride on the subway, and it is an absolute spectacular spot for a zoo. It's very hilly but beautiful. I didn't take many pictures of the animals because the landscape was so incredible.
It was a pretty long walk just to get in the zoo, but very worth it.
Avie and the meerkats were friends.
It was COLD up there!
The next day was really cold so we thought it a good day to ride on a bus up the the DMZ or demilitarized zone. I was going to just send Dan because none of the rest of us really wanted to go but as usual I was wrong. It was really interesting...and now I can say I've seen North Korea, from a safe distance.
Our first stop on our tour was Imjingak (Nuri Peace Park).
Next, we went to the DMZ. We couldn't go into the room with guards from both North and South Korea because children are not allowed on that tour but we were able to go into the "Third Tunnel", one of the tunnel's discovered by South Korea for another planned invasion from the North. It was pretty cool.
Cameras were not allowed in the tunnel but it was pretty cool. We had to wear helmets and I understand why going in. The whole thing is pretty solid granite and one bonk on the head could probably be serious.
Finally, we went to the border!
Well, hello North Korea.

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