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Archive for December, 2011
 

 
 

How to Watch TV While Backpacking or Living Abroad

I must admit, I really enjoy watching tv. However, between the lack of the same stations, time differences, and poor-quality Internet, it can be hard to keep up with your favorite television shows while traveling. While some ma...
by Jim Cheney
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan at night.

Photo of the Week: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan

Sitting in the heart of central Taipei, Taiwan is the memorial hall to the Republic of China’s first president, Chiang Kai-shek. Completed in 1980, the stark-white, four-side building is topped by a dark octagonal roof ha...
by Jim Cheney
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, South Korea: A $30 Day

When you think of Seoul, what do you think of? High-end technology? The conflict with North Korea? If this is all that comes to mind, you are really missing out on a lot of awesome! Rising from the ashes of the Korean War, the ...
by Jim Cheney
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Kim Jong-il Dead: Thoughts from an Expat in South Korea

When the news broke that Kim Jong-il had died, I was just finishing up my lunch, ready to go back to class. A million thoughts ran through my head: Would North Korea attack? Would South Korea attack? What would happen to the ex...
by Jim Cheney
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Buddhist monks make art from sand, one piece at a time, at the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Buddhist Monks Making Art

In May of every year, Seoul hosts the Lotus Lantern Festival that celebrates Buddhism and coincides with the weekend prior to Buddha’s birthday. There is a fantastic parade and a festival through downtown Seoul. One of th...
by Jim Cheney
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Dr. Fish in Seoul

Getting Eaten Alive: Dr. Fish in Seoul

The prospect of getting eaten alive isn’t something that appeals to most people. After all, images of natives with bones through their noses or sharks coming towards you are likely the first things that run through your m...
by Jim Cheney
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