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Archive for March, 2012
 

 
Nashville's full-size replica of the Parthenon is one of the oddest attractions in all of the USA.

Copy Cat: 5 Copies of Famous Monuments

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than many of the world’s most iconic man-made structures must be blushing. After all, whether it be an effort to attract tourists or a desire to show admiration for the orig...
by Jim Cheney
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Skyscrapers towering above downtown Singapore.

Is Singapore Worth Visiting on a Backpacker’s Budget?

Singapore has long been known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to travel or live in. Of course, what do you expect from the country that has the highest number of millionaires in the world per capita. Sitting at...
by Jim Cheney
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Singapore's imposing Merlion stands watch over the city.

Photo of the Week: Singapore’s Imposing Merlion

Standing proudly at the mouth of the Singapore River, the imposing Merlion fountain has come to symbolize the country of Singapore. However, unlike most mythical creatures that grace various cities around the world, the Merlion...
by Jim Cheney
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The light-trails of a boat are seen against the backdrop of restored buildings in Chinatown, Malacca, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Malacca, Malaysia’s Chinatown at Night

Malacca (also spelled Melaka) is a city in Malaysia and is one of the most historically important cities in Southeast Asia. Long overshadowed by Singapore to the south and George Town to the north, there was once a time when th...
by Jim Cheney
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The south gate of Namhansanseong in Seongnam, South Korea.

Hiking the Great Wall of Seongnam, South Korea

Sitting just outside of Seoul, South Korea is a fortress little known to the outside world: Namhansanseong. Significantly less well-known than the UNESCO recognized Hwaseong Fortress located in Suwon, Namhansanseong is actually...
by Jim Cheney
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KĊfuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan

Visiting Nara Park in Japan’s Ancient Capital

Japan is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Most visitors make it to Tokyo or Kyoto and might even make it as far as Hiroshima or Osaka. Unfortunately, Nara, a fantastic town, easily accessible from Kyot...
by Jim Cheney
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