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Archive for June, 2012

Largo de Senado, the main square in Macao's old town.

Photo of the Week: Macao’s Old City Square

Sitting in the center of Macao’s bustling old city is Largo de Senado, one of the most popular and photogenic spots in the city. Surrounded by the Senate building, a church, and the old post office, it is also the locatio...
by Jim Cheney

The Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple in Dali, China.

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Three Ancient Pagodas

Standing like silent watchmen over the town of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province, the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple are some of the oldest buildings left standing in the country. Originally built between the 9th and 1...
by Jim Cheney


A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

Seonyudo: My Favorite Place in South Korea

When I think back to my time in South Korea, and the extensive traveling that I did while living there, there is one place that keeps coming to mind as my absolute favorite place: Seonyudo Island. Located any hour by ferry from...
by Jim Cheney

A waterfall on the White River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.

Getting Up Close and Personal with China’s Jade Dragon Mountain

When we got to the top of the gondola, 4,506 meters above sea level, it was hard to believe that we had been sweltering in Southeast Asia only a week before. Dressed in our warmest clothes, which consisted of little more than s...
by Jim Cheney


The Stone Forest just south of Kunming, China.

Photo of the Week: China’s Stone Forest

Imagine for a moment you are walking through a forest, surrounded by nature and feeling tiny compared to the magnificent objects that surround you. However, instead of the green and brown of trees, you are instead surrounded by...
by Jim Cheney

The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Photo of the Week: The Monks’ Alms Procession in Luang Prabang, Laos

Every morning at dawn, the monks that inhabit the myriad of temples in Luang Prabang complete their morning alms ritual. Starting around 6am, the monks leave their temples and head out onto the city streets where locals and tou...
by Jim Cheney