Visiting the 4th Tunnel in the Demilitarized Zone – Going Underground in South Korea

In the 1960s-1980s, North Korea dug tunnels under the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) into South Korea in an attempt to surprise attack their neighbors from underground. Depending on the size of the tunnel it could funnel 10,000-30,000 soldiers an hour and some are big enough for vehicles as well.

Unfortunately for North Korea, the tunnels were discovered.

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Hiking the Carian Hinterland 1 (Carian Trail, Turkey)

“The best thing one can do when it’s raining is to let it rain.”
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The Carian Hinterland is one of the five sections of the 800-km-long Carian Trail that runs through Southwestern Turkey.

If you like the idea of combining hiking and Turkey and you have some two weeks of time, this is our tip: hike the Carian Hinterland. Depending on your level of fitness and speed it may take 8-13 days (we took 11).

Simply fly to Bodrum, take a bus to Bozalan and hit the trail.

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Hiking the Bozburun Peninsula (Carian Trail, Turkey)

Slow Hiking the Carian Trail on the Bozburun Peninsula, a view from the coast

“For the walker the remoteness is ripe for exploration and with a lack of roads the old trails and paths have been cleaned to access every viewpoint across the sea to the Greek islands of Symi and Rhodes. The Trail routes through a diversity of terrain with many changes of scenery and magical views round every corner. There are many traditional villages eking a living from the rugged landscape along with coastal villages catering for the demands of tourism.”
(From: Carian Trail Guidebook)

What’s there NOT to like about this? So, let’s go!

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