The report quotes our friend and fellow DMZ vet Steve Tharp.
“DMZ tourism feeds the human impulse to turn fear into entertainment. ‘Two hundred years ago, it was just dangerous getting through life; you didn’t need to go out and pay for extra thrills,’ says Steve Tharp, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who once served in the DMZ and has taken an estimated 30,000 people on border tours since 2006. ‘These days, people go bungee jumping and sport parachuting, all these things that are inherently dangerous. Going to the DMZ can kind of be that.’”
And don’t miss the “Camp Greaves Experience:” “…in a decommissioned U.S. military building near Imjingak, Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston album covers on the walls hark back to the building’s 1980s heyday as a soldiers’ bowling alley.”
Source: A war zone with a gift shop? My visit to the Korean DMZ – Experience Magazine