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Cherry Blossoms at the 2011 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2016 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul

It’s that time of year again. The cold winter air is starting to thaw, birds are chirping, and flowers are starting to bloom. If you’re in Korea, it’s no doubt that you will soon begin to see the pink and whit...
by Jim Cheney
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The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

5 Amazing Observation Towers from Around the World

When I visit a new city, one of my favorite things to do is find somewhere to get a great overview of the city. I’ve already discussed five of the best natural urban vistas in the world, but today, I’m going to dis...
by Jim Cheney
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Amazing urban vistas from around the world

5 Amazing Urban Vistas in Asia and North America

In almost every city around the world, there is an amazing vantage point where you can view the city skyline. In some cities, this is an observation deck, but in others, there is a natural rise in the land that provides for an ...
by Jim Cheney
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English Fails

7 Hilarious English Translation Fails from Public Signs in Asia

Anyone who has ever traveled through Asia has undoubtably seen a handful of signs that made them chuckle. Whether they are poorly translated, completely unintelligible, or lost on me because of culture issues, I would frequentl...
by Jim Cheney
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A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney
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Taking a Bosporus River Cruise for 90% off in Istanbul, Turkey.

How to Save 90% on a Bosphorus River Cruise in Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, Turkey, is one of the world’s most amazing cities and more and more tourists are discovering its charms every year. Many visitors start with some of the must-see places like the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sofia, both...
by Jim Cheney
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