By Piero Sierra
I spent the morning to see the DMZ - the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. It's a chilling feeling to realize that at any moment, without warning, tanks could roll in while you were watching. Having lived next to the Soviet border for many years, the tension had a familiar feeling...

But the most stopping thing was descending 72 meters underground, and travel the 500m of tunnel dug by North Koreans in an attempt to create a passage through which up to 30,000 soldiers could travel in an hour, unnoticed, to about 52 km of Seoul. At the end of it stands a concrete block, with a well-locked door.

Behind it... who knows? Endless dark tunnels, forever sealed, leading into the most mysterious nation in the world.

Home tomorrow. I could spend more time here.


What, you don't want to come home? Sheesh. Thanks :(

--Outi, 19-May-2006

When did they dig the tunnel?

--Timo Riitamaa, 19-May-2006

The first one was found in 1974, and the latest one was found in 1990. The current estimate is that there are 20 tunnels across the border, so the search is frantic. North Korea claims that these are tunnels made from South Korea.

--JanneJalkanen, 21-May-2006

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--AnonymousCoward, 26-May-2006

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