Sometimes it is good to escape the Daejeon bubble and head up to Seoul. But last weekend, I decided to go even farther north. In my case, I literally went as far north as I can possibly go. Yes, that’s right, I am talking about the Korean DMZ. For all of you who do not know, that stands for the De-Militarized Zone, which essentially is the border between North and South Korea, established after the Korean War cease-fire in 1953.
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There is a huge story going on in North Korea. It is scary, frightening, and whether you are an English teacher in South Korea or not, it deserves our attention. You probably know what I am talking about about because you watch the news. Unless you are living under a rock, how could you not know?
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The whole North Korea-South Korea craze is driving a lot of people crazy, myself included initially. I was totally freaked out the day of Kim Jong Il’s death. My co-workers and I even talked about how we would plan an escape to Jamsil, swim across the Han River to safety because that was our only way out, no trains, just swimming. This all happened as I was finishing the last term of my first year teaching English in Korea, knowing that I would be in America soon.
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