Travelling through the DMZ in Korea on Motorbike

After 2 and a half weeks of not hearing anything from Gareth, Jo and the team we all wait anxiously for a sign they have made it across the DMZ into South Korea. Finally a very short message from Gareth’s cell phone at 10.21pm on the 29th of August: South side of the DMZ amidst a media frenzy. All well, incredible experience. All for now. Gareth and Jo. A couple of hectic hours later after talking to reporters from all over the Globe we get our chance to talk to them.

Here’s some photos of us saying goodbye to our friends in the North & traversing across enemy lines – very emotional, a world first.

10 Responses to Travelling through the DMZ in Korea on Motorbike

  1. Cassandra August 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm #

    =) Rapt to see your smiling faces crossing the border. Looking forward to reading your adventures!

  2. Jeong August 30, 2013 at 9:36 pm #

    Wow amezing ur adventure!

  3. Francesco Benedetti August 31, 2013 at 1:40 am #


  4. Rachael Hughes August 31, 2013 at 12:06 pm #

    YAY So glad you guys made it, we have been thinking of you every day since you left this side of Russia, waiting anxiously for news.

  5. Paul Martinson August 31, 2013 at 12:15 pm #

    What a great scene…so much interest. Brilliant

  6. Clare Elliott August 31, 2013 at 1:36 pm #

    What nastiness did you do to become a friend of the great leader?????I hear he likes the taste of cat,too.

  7. Kate Te Rure September 1, 2013 at 10:30 am #

    You have never mentioned the hundreds of thousands of North Koreans suffering in the prison camps. You had the perfect opportunity to bring to the worlds attention one of the worst cases of on-going genocide in the world, but you chose not to. To take a tour through a country where this sort of human devastation is happening and not to even mention it is nothing short of cavalier.

  8. Simon Wallace September 1, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    Marvellous, well done. Great physical and symbolic achievement. From little things big things grow. XO

  9. Terry Goodall September 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm #

    Brilliant, courageous – agree with Simon’s comment about “from little things”. This achievement was maybe not so little. Well done! Too bad about not being able to solve ALL the region’s problems whilst you were in transit. Perhaps this can be taken up by others known to Clare and Kate.

  10. Curious September 3, 2013 at 7:48 pm #

    Please tell us the procedures for free travel through Korea like you enjoyed. I always thought it was closed to free travel, but it seems not to be the case. What does one have to do to travel through the DPRK??

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