The DMZ tour was pretty universally appreciated on Saturday. We travelled quite a long way to get there and back, but it was a great lesson in Korean history and culture. We went to the Korean War Museum, the North Korean Exhibition Centre, to a look-out over the DMZ into North Korea (where we just happened to be at the exact same time as an English-speaking tour guide who was there with friends and gave us the whole tour in English for free) and the 4th tunnel. You can see much of what we did here http://www.lifeinkorea.com/culture/dmz/dmz.cfm?Subject=east.
We got back to Seoul in good time on Saturday afternoon, but headed straight into a massive traffic jam cause by a protest in downtown Seoul. People were protesting the government’s handling of the Seowol Ferry disaster as few years ago, on which over 300 high school students died. We didn’t go to see the protest for obvious reasons, but it was apparently pretty big (http://www.arirang.co.kr/News/News_Print.asp?type=news&nseq=199683)
Anyway, start of week 2 now. Let’s see what this week brings :)