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Archive for January, 2012
 

 
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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Getting ready to go bare-handed fishing at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.

A Wonder of Winter: The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Note: Most of the information regarding pricing and festival events relates to my experience at the 2012 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. However, information about festival dates have been changed for 2014.  Use this post as...
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-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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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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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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