Throwback / by Deborah Clague

In 2015, as part of my "year of adventure", I travelled to South Korea. During my time there, I had to trek to the infamous border shared with the North; the most heavily fortified in the world. I took two tours – the public DMZ tour as well as a private tour of South Korean military bases led by a former General. It was one of the most fascinating, memorable experiences of my life. A moment spent witnessing modern history and a good lesson on the effects of war that hopefully don't escalate in the present day. 

Because of recent escalations, I thought I would post a throwback that hopefully provides a bit of insight into what it's like to travel there. Links to my past writings and a gallery of images are below. 

PART I

PART II

PART III

PART IV

PART V

PART VI

To view pictures of Korea, click here

With a South Korean soldier at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) (©Deborah Clague)

With a South Korean soldier at the demilitarized zone (DMZ) (©Deborah Clague)

Standing on the roadway that leads to the North Korean border (©Deborah Clague)

Standing on the roadway that leads to the North Korean border (©Deborah Clague)

Signage on the private DMZ tour I took in 2015 (©Deborah Clague)

Signage on the private DMZ tour I took in 2015 (©Deborah Clague)

Vista of North Korea (©Deborah Clague)

Vista of North Korea (©Deborah Clague)