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    The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone)

    Backpacking follows a predictable set of events; first follow the well-beaten tracks, before seeking a unique adventure not many get to see. The DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) marks the fragile divide between the borders of both Korean countries. The heavily guarded separation between the two keeps the fragile illusion of peace while on the edge of a re-match 50 years down the line. As dangerous as the DMZ may appear, regular bus full of tourists will still be shuffled around the mine-filled border. My tour was even booked from the hostel with a pick-up service for 46,000 won (ยฃ30). This was for the half-day morning DMZ tour (the afternoon tour cost…