Tripologist
Travel Planning. Expert Advice.


 
Archive for December, 2012
 

 
Thank You for Reading Tripologist.com

Tripologist’s Top 10 Posts of 2012

2012 has been a fantastic year, and thanks to you, my loyal readers, Tripologist’s first full year has seen great success! I started the year in Japan, but spent the first two months living in South Korea before embarking...
by Jim Cheney
0

 
 
Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomad...
by Jim Cheney
2

 

 
Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, South Korea is a great place to visit during your travels.

Gyeongju: Korea’s Fantastic Ancient Capital

Japan may have Kyoto, and China may have Xi’an, but South Korea has Gyeongju. Nestled in the western mountains of the country, Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea. A small, unassuming town, Gyeongju doesn’t att...
by Jim Cheney
1

 
 
Gwanghwamun Gate in downtown Seoul, South Korea is the outer gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Photo of the Week: Seoul’s Gwanghwamun at Nighttime

Seoul is a beautiful city. From flowing streams, to mountainous hiking trails, to open plazas, Seoul had something to offer anyone who can find beauty amid urban chaos. When I first arrived nearly three years ago, the city cent...
by Jim Cheney
0

 

 
Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Daibutsu: The Giant Buddha of Kamakura

Despite Japan’s well-deserved reputation as being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, it also has the reputation for a calm serenity not often found in the hustle and bustle of the countryR...
by Jim Cheney
0

 
 
Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
by Jim Cheney
2