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Archive for January, 2013
 

 
Geunjeongjeon, the trone room of Gyeongbokgung Palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung: Where Korean History Comes Alive

Of all the places that I visited in South Korea, there was nowhere that I returned to more than Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the city’s only “must see” tourist destination, I returned five times, tak...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

The World’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction: Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

The Colosseum in Rome. Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Chichen Itza in Mexico. Some sites around the world were absolutely amazing to see in person no matter how many times I’d seen pictures of them or how much I’d built th...
by Jim Cheney
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Cypriot Meze at Militzis Restaurant, just part Larnaca's old fort, along the sea. One of my favorite Places to Eat.

Larnaca, Cyprus: Much More than an Airport [Guest Post]

Cyprus, an island located in the eastern Mediterranean, has two main airports. Most people fly into Larnaca Airport, but many do not stay and get to know this quaint, walkable town, which was founded by the Greeks in the 14th C...
by a Guest Contributor
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The sunsets over Inner Mongolia Province in China as the Trans-Siberian train passes through.

7 Reasons to Ditch the Airport and Travel By Land

I love to travel, but man, I hate flying. And it’s not just because I tend to convince myself that every plane I’m on is about to do a nose-dive into the ground. I just really hate the whole experience. From spendin...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Things You Must Do Before Traveling Internationally

Any vacation is exciting and needs to be planned for, but extra planning is necessary when traveling internationally. When you arrive, you’ll likely be confronted with a completely new culture, maybe even a new language, ...
by Jim Cheney
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A mural inside Komsomolskaya Station showing the hard work of the proletariat.

The Most Beautiful Subway System in the World: Moscow, Russia

Having grown up in America at the tail end of the Cold War, I always assumed that Moscow was a dark and dirty city. But, when I visited Moscow last August, I was really blown away with the beauty of the city’s architectur...
by Jim Cheney
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