I took a day trip to the DMZ, which separates North and South Korea. It is the world's only existing demilitarized zone.

The DMZ is a buffer space between North and South Korea, created after the armistice in 1953. Each country has given up 2 kilometers to create the space.

This is a model of the JSA, the Joint Security Area, where any and all talks between the two nations takes place.

In the background is North Korea.

Some of the Demilitarized land is used for rice farming, by both sides. Beyond that, the DMZ is lush with protected wildlife.

Here we were getting briefed before we visit the JSA. Our tour guide was a US military officer.

Luckily, we were able to the visit one of the blue houses, where negotiations take place.

Outside this house is where Kim Jong-Un met South Korean President Moon Jae-in in April of 2018.

This guy did not move. Not even an inch!

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