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Archive for March, 2012
 

 
Learning to cook at the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia.

Learning to Cook Malay at Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

The island of Penang in Malaysia is one of the world’s best places for food. In fact, in 2009, New York Times readers voted it the world’s second best city for food. Obviously there is something special about the fo...
by Jim Cheney
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The Petrona's Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at nighttime.

Photo of the Week: The Petronas Tower’s From Below

Since the first time I saw a picture of them, I’ve thought that the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were exquisite. The unique architecture, the way the lights create intriguing shadows after dark, and the over...
by Jim Cheney
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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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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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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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