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Archive for May, 2013
 

 
The area around Yangshuo, China, is perfect for a bike ride.

Getting Utterly Lost in Yangshuo, China’s Yulong River Valley

There is an odd mix of desperation and uneasiness that sets in when you’re lost in a foreign country. Doubly so when you’re lost in a country like China. It took me about 2 seconds to realize my Chinese, which cons...
by Jim Cheney
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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is one of the most recognizable castles in Europe.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: May 4, 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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Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

Discuss: Is There a Difference Between Travelers and Tourists?

In his novel, The Sheltering Sky, author Paul Bowles wrote, “Another important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it wit...
by Jim Cheney
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The famous Balinese Rice Terraces.

Bali, Indonesia: Welcome to Paradise [Guest Post]

“Welcome to Paradise!” says the sign that greets the mostly Australian visitors to the Indonesian island of Bali. Taxi drivers grab tourists right out of the airport doors, hoping they do not realize that they should first...
by a Guest Contributor
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Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Staring Up at a Bamboo Canopy

The sound of wind through a bamboo forest is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. More quiet and peaceful than the wind through a regular forest, the peaceful sound of rustling bamboo leaves makes it easy to appreciat...
by Jim Cheney
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