Peeking into North Korea (Cheorwon, South Korea) October 12th 2008 (Day 191 on the road) Cheorwon, about 2 hours north-east of Seoul and right at the border with North Korea, is very much off the beaten path for western tourists. It is one of the few points in the country where you can get a glimpse into the North Korean territory through the famous Demilitarised Zone (DMZ), and take a walk through one of the tunnels North Korea had dug in preparation of a ... read more
Asia » South Korea » DMZ Korea was an independent kingdom under Chinese suzerainty for most of the past millennium. Following its victory in the Russo-Japanese War in 1905, Japan occupied Korea; five years later it formally annexed the entire peninsula. After World War II, a... ... read more
Living the Dream - Ben travelled around the world - April 2008 until March 2011
In April 2008, I quit my fast-paced corporate job, sold most of my belongings, and left on a world trip - and never looked back. Starting in Berlin (Germany) and heading east, my journey would last for three years and took me across parts of Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia, Oceania, Central America and finally India, before returning home to Germany at the end of March 2011 after 1091 days on the road. It truly was a trip of a life-time, and the memories will stay with me forever.
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