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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 view from my hotel room on St. Thomas, USVI.

Photo of the Week: The Beaches of St. Thomas, USVI

Unless you are in the southern hemisphere or one of the lucky ones experiencing the heat wave in the U.S. right now, you’re most likely cold. When I’m cold, I love thinking about the warm places that I have been, an...
by Jim Cheney
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Bongeunsa Temple's giant Mireukdaebul statue in Seoul.

Photo of the Week: Bongeunsa Temple’s Neck-Wrenching Mireukdaebul

Sitting just outside of Coex Mall, Asia’s largest underground mall and the Korean World Trade Center, site of the 2010 G20 Summit, is Bongeunsa Temple. Despite occupying land in one of the busiest and most commercial part...
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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Statue of South Korean soldiers outside the Korean War Memorial.

Visiting the Korean War Memorial: A Place of Learning and Remembrance

If you delve into the history of the Korean Peninsula, you’ll discover that there were very few years of peace. From invasions by the Mongols, Chinese, and Japanese in the distant past to the most recent Korean War, there...
by Jim Cheney
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The stone guards at Seolleung Tomb in Seoul.

Photo of the Week: The Menacing Stone Guards of Seolleung

Tucked away in the heart of bustling downtown Seoul is Seonjeongneung, a collection of three royal tombs, belonging to King Seongjong, his wife Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong, all of whom died in the 15th or 16th centur...
by Jim Cheney
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