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Archive for November, 2011
 

 
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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Lanterns at the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival in South Korea

The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul̵...
by Jim Cheney
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