The Demilitarized Zone is on the 38th parallel stretching 160 miles long across the Korean peninsula. This DMZ is a result of the Armistice Agreement of July 27, 1953. The Armistice Agreement was the agreement that the north and south would pull their troops back 2000 meters to create a buffer which is called the Military Demarcation Line. So, we went with the Osan Air force base tour bus, which if you ever come to Korea, this is the tour to get on. It is one of the few tours that you get to go into the actual DMZ. I believe that most of the tours are only able to around the outside. So this is where we stopped....
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
The tour also comes with a guided tour and information through a headset in about 5 different languages: English, French, Japanese, Chinese or Korean. The bus stops at major sites in the city every 30 to 60 minuets.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
|Heather is the Year of the Rabbit!!! This year is her year...wooo!!|
If you are a teacher in Korea you will most likely get a 5 day weekend because around 80 % of the population will travel to the home to their parents. This holiday not only celebrates the beginning of a new Lunar Calendar, but also to honor and pray to their ancestors. They will often dress in Korean traditional clothing called "hanbok." It is customary to also eat special rice cakes and soup for good luck for the next year.
Friday, February 4, 2011
When my wife and I first saw this interesting character it puzzled us. It was just sitting on a BROKEN bench all by itself. And we thought: "What is this thing?? Really a yellow vampire gargoyle cartoon like character sitting on a broken bench..." I have been interested in finding out what this is. Well I have found the answer..