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Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany is one of the most recognizable castles in Europe.

Photo of the Week: Bavaria’s Neuschwanstein Castle

Tucked away in the southwestern corner of Bavaria, Germany is Neuschwanstein Castle, a castle of fairytales and legend. Built in the mid-19th century by the slightly insane Prince Ludwig II, Neuschwanstein Castle was built as a...
by Jim Cheney
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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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A Japanese macaque monkey sits at the Monkey Park outside of Kyoto, Japan.

Photo of the Week: A Japanese Macaque at Kyoto’s Monkey Park

When most people think of Kyoto, they imagine Japan’s ancient traditions and the┬ámyriad of fantastic temples that dot the city’s landscape. However, when you visit Kyoto, the sheer number of majestic temples will e...
by Jim Cheney
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Bongeunsa Temple's giant Mireukdaebul statue in Seoul.

Photo of the Week: Bongeunsa Temple’s Neck-Wrenching Mireukdaebul

Sitting just outside of Coex Mall, Asia’s largest underground mall and the Korean World Trade Center, site of the 2010 G20 Summit, is Bongeunsa Temple. Despite occupying land in one of the busiest and most commercial part...
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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The Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple in Dali, China.

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Three Ancient Pagodas

Standing like silent watchmen over the town of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province, the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple are some of the oldest buildings left standing in the country. Originally built between the 9th and 1...
by Jim Cheney
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