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The Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. A great stop for dinner.

6 Haggling Tips for the Nervous Traveler

If you’re from a western country, it’s likely that haggling for prices isn’t something you do every day. Sure, you might negotiate a price every few years for a new car or a place to live, but it’s not s...
by Jim Cheney
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Cars and people move past Largo de Senado, a great starting point for any day trip to Macau.

5 Fantastic Things to Do in Macau

While many travelers visit Hong Kong every year, few make it over to the sister city of Macau. An easy day trip from Hong Kong thanks to ferries that run 24-hours a day, the Macau Peninsula offers visitors a fantastic array of ...
by Jim Cheney
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Participants getting muddy during the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea.

The Boryeong MudFest: Korea’s Dirtiest Festival

As children, most of us enjoyed playing in the mud. At some point, though, things changed, and it became socially awkward to go splashing about in a pool of brown goo. However, never fear, your childhood passions continue to li...
by Jim Cheney
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An assortment of street food in Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen, China: A Brief Introduction [Guest Post]

Shenzhen, a city of at least ten million in China’s Guangdong province, is a bit of an overlooked tourist destination among non-Chinese travelers. Among Hong Kongers, however, it is known for being a mecca for cheaper (of...
by a Guest Contributor
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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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