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Archive for April, 2013
 

 
A dragon float during the 2010 Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

During my two years in South Korea, one of my favorite events was the annual Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul. Held every May on the weekend closest to Buddha’s Birthday, the festival takes over downtown Seoul, with many a...
by Jim Cheney
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Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 20, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: What’s at the Top of Your Travel Bucket List?

Travel is addicting. No matter how much you’ve seen, there’s always something else. However, everyone has something that they want to see more than anything else in the world. That’s why this week’s disc...
by Jim Cheney
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An alley in Lijiang, China's old town. The side-streets are refreshingly empty despite the tourist hordes.

Photo of the Week: A Quiet Alley in Lijiang, China

It isn’t often that an earthquake creates a tourist destination, but that’s what happened after the 1996 earthquake in southwestern China. Thanks to the tremendous amount of news coverage both in and out of China, L...
by Jim Cheney
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The view from my hotel room on St. Thomas, USVI.

Travel Quiz of the Week: Caribbean Islands

This week’s Tuesday Travel Quiz is all about the beautiful islands of the Caribbean. In honor of my first trip to Jamaica this week, I figured it was an appropriate topic. How well do you know the islands of the Caribbean...
by Jim Cheney
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Joint Security Area Dividing the North Korean and South Korean DMZ

Is South Korea Safe to Visit?

Lately, the Korean peninsula has been in the news a lot. With threats of war from North Korean and joint military exercises between South Korea and the Americans, I’ve been asked a few times recently if it’s safe to...
by Jim Cheney
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