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Archive for December, 2011
 

 
The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Photo of the Week: The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan

Starting today, I’ll be uploading travel photos from around the world and asking a travel-related question as part of ‘Photo Friday’. Hopefully these photos and questions will inspire you to travel and think a...
by Jim Cheney
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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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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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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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5 Drinks to Try When Traveling in South Korea

When traveling to a foreign country, there are several things that visitors focus on: the sites they want to see, the experiences they want to have, and the food that they want to try. However, when visiting South Korea, you sh...
by Jim Cheney
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cheongpyeongsa

The Most Idyllic Temple in Korea: Cheongpyeongsa

Editor’s note: The cities and the countryside of South Korea are scattered with a myriad of Buddhist temples.¬†From the grandiose to the tiny, nearly every village and mountain has at least one temple tucked away in one c...
by Jim Cheney
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