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Archive for April, 2012
 

 
Jim and Julie Cheney from Tripologist.com doing Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Flying Through the Rain Forest with Flight of the Gibbon

When I was a kid, I hated anything high or fast; so, out were roller coasters, ropes courses, and ziplines. However, as an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy ropes courses and ziplines.┬áSo, it was with much excitement that...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney and Julie Cheney from tripologist.com ride on segways with Segway Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Gliding Through Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Segway Gibbon

Ever since I first saw a Segway Personal Transporter, I have wanted to ride one. Even hearing that the company’s president died when he fell from a cliff on his Segway didn’t diminish my desire to try this unique fo...
by Jim Cheney
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Singapore at night from Marina Bay Sands.

5 Free Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most historically important cities/countries in Southeast Asia, but isn’t on the itinerary of many budget travelers because they think that it is too expensive. I’ve already discussed why Sin...
by Jim Cheney
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An Asian elephant poses for the camera at Baan Chang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photo of the Week: Feeding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last Thursday, I had the chance to visit the Baan Chang Elephant Park outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. While there, I got to learn how to mount an elephant bareback and to give it commands. I also had a chance to feed, ride, an...
by Jim Cheney
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The beautiful and imposing Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photo of the Week: A Different Look at Angkor Wat

From the first time that I saw a picture of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I knew that I wanted to see it in person. To me, it is one of the most beautifully odd buildings ever built. Over the last week, I’ve had the ...
by Jim Cheney
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Ancient ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand.

Photo of the Week: Uncovering Thailand’s Ancient Past in Sukhothai

Sitting roughly halfway between the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Sukhothai is one of the first capitals of the ancient Thai empire. The ancient city is now in ruins, but the remains now make up the UNESCO World Heritage Su...
by Jim Cheney
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