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Archive for January, 2012
 

 
The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Tips for Managing Your Budget While Traveling in Japan

There really isn’t any way to sugarcoat it: Japan is an expensive destination. From $40 hostel dorm beds, to insanely expensive taxi rides, it’s hard to find a good deal in Japan. However, having just visited Tokyo,...
by Jim Cheney
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The-Stage-at-Kiyomizu-Dera

5 Awe-Inspiring Temples in Kyoto, Japan

Far from both the throbbing metropolis of Tokyo and the still-recovering disaster sites of Fukushima and Sentai lies Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan. Though it’s a large city in its own right, the city’s charm i...
by Jim Cheney
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If you don't book ahead, you might end up sleeping on a bench.

5 Reasons to Plan Your Around the World Trip

Planning. Even the very mention of the word can get your run out of some travel circles. However, while some treat the dreaded ‘p’ word with scorn, I am an admitted plan-aholic. While I fully agree that you need to ...
by Jim Cheney
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan: A $30 Day

Lying just off the south-eastern coast of China lies the island of Taiwan. Long known for its beauty, the island has faded into the background as a tourist destination in recent years. However, in recently, Taiwan has been gett...
by Jim Cheney
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Two wrestlers battle it out at the 2012 Lunar New Year Ssireum Wrestling Tournament.

Korean Wrestle Mania: The 2012 Seollal Ssireum Tournament

Monday was Lunar New Year, or Seollal as it’s called in Korea. However, instead of sleeping in and enjoying a relaxing day off of work, I woke up before the sun rose and headed off on a four hour trip to the port city of ...
by Jim Cheney
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The Roman Theater of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Photo of the Week: The Roman Theater of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria isn’t on the radar for many tourists. Despite being Bulgaria’s second largest city, Plovdiv is still a small city located in the middle of an under-touristed country. It’s a shame though beca...
by Jim Cheney
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