This morning we went to the DMZ! Highlights included going to Freedom Bridge, going down into the 3rd tunnel and the Dana Observatory.
The 3rd tunnel was discovered 52km from Seoul in 1978. Turns out North Koreans were digging tunnels to invade the South again, and when the tunnels were discovered, they claimed they were coal tunnels and painted the walls black. We walked way down in the tunnel and had to wear helmets. I wish we had been able to take photos but they were strictly forbidden.
We also went to Dana and got to look over to propaganda village in North Korea. We were so close to the border!
We got to go to the Amethyst factory at the end of the tour. Amethyst is the jewel of Korea and of course, Pat and I could not resist! She got a necklace and I got a necklace and set of earrings!
After we got let off in Itaewon where there is a large American military presence. We ate, wandered around a bit, and then took a TAXI BACK!! And they MADE ME GO IN THE FRONT SEAT!! I was so brave. We had a great taxi driver thank goodness! Not sure what is in store for dinner – perhaps sweet and sour pork and some noodles… yum!