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A Friday in the DMZ: Welcome to 'the scariest place on earth'

A week after North Korea sounded an air raid alarm in response to US-South Korean military exercises, Geoffrey Cain takes us to the DMZ.

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Looking at North Korea. (Geoffrey Cain/AFP/Getty Images)

The DMZ was once called "the scariest place in the world" by former US President Bill Clinton. With tensions between North and South Korea escalating steadily, the demilitarized zone in between the two has only gotten more intriguing. 

Our intrepid correspondent Geoffrey Cain takes us through the empty train stations, infiltration tunnels, and bulgogi restaurants of the strained region. 

"This is a popular trip for foreigners, but a sad place for Koreans," Cain's tour guide said. 

GlobalPost's @AFridayIn Twitter feed showcases the voices and personal experiences of our correspondents based around the world each week. A different correspondent takes over the @AFridayIn account each Friday and tweets about his or her travels and daily activities.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/south-korea/130322/a-friday-in-dmz-north-south-korea