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Archive for February, 2012
 

 
The JR Beetle Ferry that runs from Fukuoka, Japan to Busan, South Korea.

Taking the Ferry Between South Korea and Japan: An Instruction Manual

South Korea and Japan are two fantastic countries to visit, and if you are visiting one, it makes a lot of sense to take the short hop across the East Sea/Sea of Japan to visit the other. Unfortunately, the cost of flights betw...
by Jim Cheney
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The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Free Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

Any list of the world’s most expensive cities includes Tokyo, Japan. Visiting a city that is so atrociously expensive can be daunting for any traveler on a budget; however, despite the expensive cost of hotels and transpo...
by Jim Cheney
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Our rough travel itinerary is marked by the red line.

6 Months of Travel: Tripologist Goes on the Road

I’ve got some exciting news that I’ve been itching to share for a while, and have mentioned several times on Twitter if you have been paying close enough attention: I’m taking the plunge into long-term travel!...
by Jim Cheney
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A painting on the wall of Golgulsa Temple in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Golgulsa: The Most Kick-Ass Temple in Korea

When I think about Buddhist temples, two different images come to mind. First, I think of a monk sitting under a tree, with a gray robe and a shaved head, meditating. Second, I think of the monks of Kung-fu movies, meditating b...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of downtown Taipei, Taiwan from Elephant Mountain.

5 Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Often referred to as the “Hidden Jewel of Asia”, Taiwan is becoming more and more well-known as a fantastic travel destination. With inexpensive but efficient transportation, and a ton of fantastic natural and man-m...
by Jim Cheney
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The Korean Urkel

Photo of the Week: The Korean Urkel

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite photos. It’s not one of my favorites because it has excellent composition or because it depicts a fantastic cultural relic. Instead, it’s one of my favorite...
by Jim Cheney
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