Lining up along the top step a North Korean soldier raised his binoculars, examining us from a distance.
Only a hundred feet or so separated us from the North Korean guard still examining us; a hundred feet and three South Korea guards in modified Taekwondo stance there for our protection against ‘the enemy’.
Our guide, an American soldier reminded us of the rules – no pointing, no rude gestures, and only take photographs of certain areas on the South Korea side.
Why no pointing? “Because it will be used in propaganda films in North Korea to prove that you are agreeing with them, so unless you want to be famous in North Korea then I suggest that you don’t point.”
As we walked the length of the top stair we could feel eyes on us, and again as we walked towards the JSA Conference Room. They were spying on ‘the enemies’, though really in many of our eyes we were spying on them.
What are your thoughts on visiting the Korean DMZ?
PS: Can’t see the North Korean guard? I’ve highlighted him in red below.