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Archive for January, 2012
 

 
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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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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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 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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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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