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Archive for November, 2011

The view of Bukhansan National Park from Seoul's City Wall.

Hiking Seoul’s City Wall

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hike a portion of the Seoul City Wall. Built several hundred years ago, the wall has been extensively restored due to the effects of time, Japanese rule, and the Korean War. While the wall ext...
by Jim Cheney


Welcome to the Tripologist Blog

If you stumbled across this part of the website, you have stumbled across the most, or possibly the least, updated part of the site. On here, I’ll break from my advice and itinerary suggestions to let you know what I̵...
by Jim Cheney


Train connecting Athens, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria

5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Eurail Pass

Backpackers to Europe know that the only way to travelĀ is on the continent’s endless train tracks. While flying might be faster, and in some cases cheaper, nothing can beat the joy of rail travel in Europe. Not only does...
by Jim Cheney

Geothermal Lake in Beitou, Taiwan

Taiwan’s Beitou Hot Springs: Relaxing the Travel Blues Away

As I settled into the warm waters of the Millennium Hot Spring, the chilly winter air blowing across my face, I felt my worries roll away. Having spent the last few days traipsing around Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, I had com...
by Jim Cheney


The DMZ Sign at the Third Infiltration Tunnel in South Korea

Visiting The Korean DMZ and Living To Tell About It

Listening to the soldier speak, I felt as if I was going into war. “Don’t point at anything,” he warned as he strode quietly in front of the group of nervous, but eager participants. “If you look behind ...
by Jim Cheney

Prague's Historic Center is a UNESCO World Heritage site meaning that it has been overrun by tourists.

A $30 Day in Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, once the center of communist Czechoslovakia, is now a vibrant city and one of Eastern Europe’s top tourist draws. A beautiful and pleasant city, Prague managed to escape the abomination of Soviet-era architecture ...
by Jim Cheney