So last weekend Minjae and I decided to head north to try get as close as possible and get a glimpse of the border to one of the strangest country in this world: North Korea. Sadly ‘as close as possible’ isn’t very close these days due to a recent MERS outbreak in Seoul. Most tourist trains to the DMZ stopped running for the time being and practically all tours are cancelled. This also puts a tragic end to my plans of visiting the famous Joint Security Area (JSA) with its blue buildings and a direct view of North Korean soldiers. I’m starting to think that the travelling god doesn’t want me to achieve my goals. Looking at you, cloudy Fujisan.
Anyway, without any seemingly direct way of getting there, we decided to take the subway and busses to make our way to Paju City and later Imjingak, where the famous railroad bridge as well as the Freedom bridge are located. I’ll stop bothering you with boring words and information that anyone can read up on Wikipedia now and start showing some pictures:
Today I have no food pictures to you. That is mainly because I forgot to take any. Sorry for that!
This weekend we’ll travel to Busan and visit some places on the way there. Stay tuned for more sightseeing updates soon!