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Archive for April, 2012
 

 
The terraced rows of green tea at the Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea.

Off the Beaten Path: The Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea

While living in South Korea for two years and traveling extensively around the country, I discovered many beautiful and awe-inspiring places. However, if you had to ask me for my favorites, the Boseong Green Tea Fields would ea...
by Jim Cheney
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Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

The Basics of Planning Long-Term Travel

When thinking about traveling for more than a few weeks, it can be daunting trying to plan your trip. Maybe you already have a few key countries, cities, or sights that you know you want to see, or maybe you just have a serious...
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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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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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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Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Traditional Fisherman at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival

Last April, I had the chance to attend the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea. The festival was held in a beautiful park, surrounded by mountains, and was a great way to learn about the ancient culture of...
by Jim Cheney
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