|The building on the left is P2. The three soldiers near|
these buildings are ROK (Republic of Korea) soldiers (S Korea)
In the foreground is our US Army soldier in charge of us.
Mary took a photo of me in front of the border. Then we got back into two lines and were taken across the road into the blue building , known as P2, where the talks were held. This building IS ON THE BORDER. The north half is in North Korea, and the south half is in South Korea. He said that when they bring tours to this building, the lock the door on the NK side, and when we all leave the building they unlock the door on the NK side and lock the SK door. The flags of the countries representing the united nations, are in a picture frame on the wall, because when they were on the table, the North Korean soldiers would come in and blow their noses on the flags and wipe the boots with them. The border goes right down the middle of the conference table, where NK sit on their side and SK and United Nations sit on the south side. It was a tense thing being there. I never thought I would ever actually be inside the DMZ.
We also visited a site just south o the DMZ where S Koreans come to pray for reunification, where they have tied ribbons to the razor wire fences with prayers about reunification. We also visited a site where you could see over into North Korea. The US Army soldier who was in charge of us, told us to never go into the woods that run along the south side of the DMZ, due to there are still two million unexploded land mines in those woods.