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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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Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Staring Up at a Bamboo Canopy

The sound of wind through a bamboo forest is one of the most beautiful sounds in the world. More quiet and peaceful than the wind through a regular forest, the peaceful sound of rustling bamboo leaves makes it easy to appreciat...
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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An alley in Lijiang, China's old town. The side-streets are refreshingly empty despite the tourist hordes.

Photo of the Week: A Quiet Alley in Lijiang, China

It isn’t often that an earthquake creates a tourist destination, but that’s what happened after the 1996 earthquake in southwestern China. Thanks to the tremendous amount of news coverage both in and out of China, L...
by Jim Cheney
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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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Gwanghwamun Gate in downtown Seoul, South Korea is the outer gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Photo of the Week: Seoul’s Gwanghwamun at Nighttime

Seoul is a beautiful city. From flowing streams, to mountainous hiking trails, to open plazas, Seoul had something to offer anyone who can find beauty amid urban chaos. When I first arrived nearly three years ago, the city cent...
by Jim Cheney
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