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The view of downtown Seoul from the top of Yongmansan Mountain.

Photo of the Week: Overlooking Seoul from Yongmasan Mountain

When I moved to South Korea, I was very surprised to find out how mountainous the country was. In fact, downtown Seoul is full of small mountains and even has a large national park inside of the city borders. Nearly every mount...
by Jim Cheney
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The stone guards at Seolleung Tomb in Seoul.

Photo of the Week: The Menacing Stone Guards of Seolleung

Tucked away in the heart of bustling downtown Seoul is Seonjeongneung, a collection of three royal tombs, belonging to King Seongjong, his wife Queen Jeonghyeon, and King Jungjong, all of whom died in the 15th or 16th centur...
by Jim Cheney
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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 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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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan at night.

Photo of the Week: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan

Sitting in the heart of central Taipei, Taiwan is the memorial hall to the Republic of China’s first president, Chiang Kai-shek. Completed in 1980, the stark-white, four-side building is topped by a dark octagonal roof ha...
by Jim Cheney
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The Stone Forest just south of Kunming, China.

Photo of the Week: China’s Stone Forest

Imagine for a moment you are walking through a forest, surrounded by nature and feeling tiny compared to the magnificent objects that surround you. However, instead of the green and brown of trees, you are instead surrounded by...
by Jim Cheney
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