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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, South Korea: A $30 Day

When you think of Seoul, what do you think of? High-end technology? The conflict with North Korea? If this is all that comes to mind, you are really missing out on a lot of awesome! Rising from the ashes of the Korean War, the ...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of Bukhansan National Park from Seoul's City Wall.

Hiking Seoul’s City Wall

Yesterday I had the opportunity to hike a portion of the Seoul City Wall. Built several hundred years ago, the wall has been extensively restored due to the effects of time, Japanese rule, and the Korean War. While the wall ext...
by Jim Cheney
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Geothermal Lake in Beitou, Taiwan

Taiwan’s Beitou Hot Springs: Relaxing the Travel Blues Away

As I settled into the warm waters of the Millennium Hot Spring, the chilly winter air blowing across my face, I felt my worries roll away. Having spent the last few days traipsing around Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, I had com...
by Jim Cheney
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The DMZ Sign at the Third Infiltration Tunnel in South Korea

Visiting The Korean DMZ and Living To Tell About It

Listening to the soldier speak, I felt as if I was going into war. “Don’t point at anything,” he warned as he strode quietly in front of the group of nervous, but eager participants. “If you look behind ...
by Jim Cheney
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Lanterns at the 2010 Seoul Lantern Festival in South Korea

The 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival

For the last three years the Seoul Lantern Festival has been held over the course of several weeks in November. Featuring thousands of lanterns along the Cheonggyecheon Stream in downtown Seoul, the festival is among Seoul̵...
by Jim Cheney
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City wall gate at the Jinju Lantern Festival in Jinju, South Korea

The Glow of 50,000 Lights: The Jinju Lantern Festival

“Wow!” was all that we could say. As the sun set behind the fortress walls, the real reason for our journey to Jinju became apparent. One by one, more than 50,000 lanterns started to flicker, casting a glow across t...
by Jim Cheney
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