President Clinton called it the scariest place on earth. And we signed off on getting there in 2009. Sorta.
Jim and I had to sign a waiver that basically said we understood the risk of going to the border of North and South Korea. It's known as the DMZ, or Demilitarized Zone... which I never really understood because it seems like it's the opposite of that.
The waiver's wording was something like, "if you get maimed or killed, you can't sue the US government." I started to get worried because you had to 1) sign up with a Chinese agency -- no Korean group would take us. 2) No one really spoke English that well on our tour bus. 3) We had to spend about 8 hours there, no exceptions.
READ about our experience in an old blog post
Anyway, this is what I look(ed) like about without eyelashes and dark hair. Note to self.