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Archive for August, 2012
 

 
A typical colonial era house in Chinatown, Georgetown, Malaysia.

On the Heritage Trail in Penang: Exploring Georgetown’s Colonial Past

In August of 1786, the British flag was raised for the first time in southeast Asia; however, the flag wasn’t first raised over Hong Kong or even Singapore. Instead, the first British possession in the region was the isla...
by Jim Cheney
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A ger overlooks White Lake in Mongolia.

Touring Mongolia with Golden Gobi: The Good and The Bad

For many years, Mongolia has been near the top of my travel wish list. So, needless to say, I was very excited when my travel plans allowed me to stop in the country for about two weeks. Having researched the country, I knew th...
by Jim Cheney
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Christ the Savior Cathedral in Downtown Moscow, Russia

Photo of the Week: Moscow’s Infamous Christ the Savior Cathedral

Until recently, Moscow’s Christ the Savior Cathedral was most famous for being the tallest Orthodox Church in the world. However, more recently, it has gotten a lot of publicity as the place were three members of the Russ...
by Jim Cheney
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Beach front huts on Muuido Island in South Korea are basic, but inexpensive.

Muuido: A Great Beach Getaway From Seoul

Korea has some fantastic beaches to tempt visitors and expats alike, however, many of them are several hours from Seoul. Fortunately though, the island of Muuido is a great option that is close to Seoul and even closer to Inche...
by Jim Cheney
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Posing with a two-year old tiger at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Hugs, Not Drugs at Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom

Imagine being able to enter the cage of a real tiger. Nervously approaching it, its eyes staring at you with curiosity, you slowly walk  behind it; the prey has become the predator. Quickly, you pounce, hands outstretched unti...
by Jim Cheney
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