G16 Private DMZ Tour
We unfortunately have some bad news regarding the Private DMZ Tour. Major Tim Walker was informed by the UN and the US Army that our tour on Saturday, August 6th had been cancelled because of a special visit by a UN VIP. We tried to reschedule for an alternative date, however they are conducting some kind of military exercises during half the week, and have another VIP visit the only other date that was feasible. Sadly, this means that for reasons beyond our control, we will not be able to have the DMZ Tour as part of the G16 Programming. We know you must be as disappointed as we were to get this news, and Major Walker tried everything in his power to come up with a solution, however our tour apparently could not compete with whoever these UN VIPs are. =(
We know there was a tremendous interest in the DMZ Tour, so for your convenience, we have compiled some links that might be helpful should you want to arrange to do this tour on your own.
DMZ TOUR INFO ON THE OFFICIAL KOREAN TOURISM WEBSITE: http://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/ATR/SI_ENG_2_2.jsp
USO DMZ TOURS: http://usodmz.com/bbs/board.php?bo_table=dmz_tour
USO DMZ TOURS THROUGH KORIDOOR TOURS (Official Partner): http://www.koridoor.co.kr/bbs/board.php?bo_table=travelInfo&sca=JSA%2FDMZ
Major Walker has also offered to provide advice during the Gathering to those who would like to do a DMZ Tour (he feels terribly that this tour didn’t work out…it really meant a lot to him to share this experience with fellow adoptees…) — just find him or ask someone from the IKAA G16 Committee to introduce you.
Again, we’re really sorry to be the bearers of bad news, but are still very much looking forward to seeing/meeting all of you in Seoul in just a little over a week!