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Things to do in Busan, South Korea.

5 Great Things to do in Busan, South Korea

Busan, South Korea, is one of Asia’s most underrated cities. The second largest city in South Korea, Busan is more known for its large port than its attractions. However, if you visit the city, you’ll uncover a laid...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Japan

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Japan is definitely one of my favorites. Having spent time in Tokyo, as well as the southern half of the country in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, I had a great overview of what the coun...
by Jim Cheney
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The Jinshanling Great Wall of China stretches off into the distance.

Finding Peacefulness on the Great Wall of China

If I could only use one word to describe the Great Wall of China, what word would I choose? Maybe I’d pick something like majestic, beautiful, or awesome. After all, there is nothing else like the Great Wall of China. But...
by Jim Cheney
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A group from France performs at the 2010 Seoul Drum Festival

Capturing the Colors of Asia

I love travel photography. Whether it’s taking my own photos or looking at others, when it comes to traveling, a photo really is worth a thousand words. Looking at a photo can bring back memories, feelings, or even smells...
by Jim Cheney
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Two characters act during the Byeolsingut Talnori Dance at the Andong Mask Festival in South Korea.

The 2013 Andong Mask Festival: Korea’s Must-See Event

Korea is known as a country with many great festivals. From cherry blossoms, to mud, to beautiful lanterns, there are festivals for nearly everything. In my opinion though, one of the best festivals in Korea, and certainly the ...
by Jim Cheney
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Performers at the Seoul Drum Festival

The 2013 Seoul Drum Festival: Korea’s Most Rhythmic Festival

When I was a kid, I wrote a published poem that started out “The rhythmic beats of the drums filled the air”, and while I may have visited the Seoul Drum Festival 20 years later, I don’t think a better first s...
by Jim Cheney
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