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The beautiful Alps near Meiringen, Switzerland.

Photo of the Week: High in the Swiss Alps

Back in 2006, I went to Europe on my first backpacking trip. My wife and I spent 6.5 weeks touring through the continent at what can only be described as a blistering pace. However, we did slow things down a bit to visit some f...
by Jim Cheney
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The Whirling Dervishes put on a great demonstration in Konya, Turkey.

Photo of the Week: The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

On the to do list of nearly every traveler to Turkey is seeing a performance by the Whirling Dervishes. The ritual, which has been performed for hundreds of years, is part of a religious service for the Sufi Dervishes, a Muslim...
by Jim Cheney
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The Korean Urkel

Photo of the Week: The Korean Urkel

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite photos. It’s not one of my favorites because it has excellent composition or because it depicts a fantastic cultural relic. Instead, it’s one of my favorite...
by Jim Cheney
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The light-trails of a boat are seen against the backdrop of restored buildings in Chinatown, Malacca, Malaysia.

Photo of the Week: Malacca, Malaysia’s Chinatown at Night

Malacca (also spelled Melaka) is a city in Malaysia and is one of the most historically important cities in Southeast Asia. Long overshadowed by Singapore to the south and George Town to the north, there was once a time when th...
by Jim Cheney
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Singapore's imposing Merlion stands watch over the city.

Photo of the Week: Singapore’s Imposing Merlion

Standing proudly at the mouth of the Singapore River, the imposing Merlion fountain has come to symbolize the country of Singapore. However, unlike most mythical creatures that grace various cities around the world, the Merlion...
by Jim Cheney
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Our trip entailed a lot of off-road driving, which was difficult for our small Hyundai van to handle.

Photo of the Week: The End of the Road in Mongolia

Mongolia. The very mention brings to mind the mysterious land of Mongols and gers. However, it is also one of the most beautiful and untouched landscapes on earth. This is due, in large part, to Mongolia’s status as the l...
by Jim Cheney
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