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Archive for September, 2012
 

 
Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

The Temples of Angkor just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia, are some of the most imposing temples in the world. Standing against a jungle backdrop, the movie-set perfection of the temples brings to life old world mysticism. For ...
by Jim Cheney
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Seokbulsa Temple in Busan, South Korea is one of the most beautiful Buddhist temples in all of South Korea.

Seokbulsa: South Korea’s Hidden Jewel

I’ve seen a lot of temples. From Buddhist, to Tao, to Hindu, I’ve seen enough temples to make my eyes bulge. Some have been old, and some have been newer; some have been in cities, and some have been the middle of a...
by Jim Cheney
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The slow ferry that runs between Trabzon, Turkey, and Sochi, Russia.

Taking the Ferry Between Russia and Turkey: An Instruction Manual

Russia and Turkey are two of the most popular countries on traveler’s wish list. And let me tell you, from visiting both countries, they are amazing. I highly recommend visiting both countries on your next trip. Unfortuna...
by Jim Cheney
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The finished products: banana pancakes, fish curry, and chicken cutlets.

Learning to Cook in Georgetown, Malaysia’s Foodie Capital

When you think of great food destinations in Asia, what cities come to mind? Bangkok? Hong Kong? Maybe Tokyo? What about Georgetown, Malaysia? Sitting on the island of Penang off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, Georgetown i...
by Jim Cheney
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The castle at the heart of Lotte World in downtown Seoul, South Korea looks very similar to Cinderella's Castle at Disney World.

Photo of the Week: Cinderella Castle in Seoul

Disney’s Cinderella Castle is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. The castle, itself a copy of¬†Neuschwanstein Castle near Fussen, Germany, is the centerpiece for several of the world’s most popular...
by Jim Cheney
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The View of Tiger Leaping Gorge from the Hiking Trail, Yunnan Province, China.

Tiger Leaping Gorge: China’s Most Breathtaking Hike

Sitting just outside the town of Lijiang, in China’s southwestern corner, is Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. On one side of the mountain is one of the region’s most popular destinations, Yulong Snow Mountain Scenic Area,...
by Jim Cheney
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