After being searched and having our passports checked, we were escorted onto military buses by American soldiers. These took us for a briefing on security, specifically that we weren’t too make gestures to the North Korean soldiers. (Me? As if I would!)
In the picture you can see the standoff, with the Republic soldiers facing away to the North and the Korean People’s Army soldiers staring then down. The grey buildings are North Korean, with the one in the centre being their visitor centre. You can just make out a Korean People’s Army officer looking at us through binoculars, standing in the doorway.
The actual border was marked and runs through the centre of the blue buildings. These are conference rooms where peace talks take place. We were allowed in for 2 minutes, where I boldly stood on the North Korean side! It’s hardly rock and roll and I don’t have a passport stamp to prove it, but at least I can say I’ve been to North Korea.