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Overlooking Beng Mealea Temple outside Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Releasing Your Inner “Indiana Jones” at Cambodia’s Beng Mealea Temple

When I was a kid, I wanted to be an archeologist, at least during the time I wasn’t playing professional baseball. I had in my head an imagine of climbing over hidden, ancient temples and communicating with primitive nati...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim Cheney and Julie Cheney from tripologist.com ride on segways with Segway Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Gliding Through Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Segway Gibbon

Ever since I first saw a Segway Personal Transporter, I have wanted to ride one. Even hearing that the company’s president died when he fell from a cliff on his Segway didn’t diminish my desire to try this unique fo...
by Jim Cheney
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Jim and Julie Cheney from Tripologist.com doing Flight of the Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Flying Through the Rain Forest with Flight of the Gibbon

When I was a kid, I hated anything high or fast; so, out were roller coasters, ropes courses, and ziplines. However, as an adult, I’ve come to really enjoy ropes courses and ziplines.┬áSo, it was with much excitement that...
by Jim Cheney
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Singapore at night from Marina Bay Sands.

5 Free Things to do in Singapore

Singapore is one of the most historically important cities/countries in Southeast Asia, but isn’t on the itinerary of many budget travelers because they think that it is too expensive. I’ve already discussed why Sin...
by Jim Cheney
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Learning to cook at the Tropical Spice Garden in Penang, Malaysia.

Learning to Cook Malay at Penang’s Tropical Spice Garden

The island of Penang in Malaysia is one of the world’s best places for food. In fact, in 2009, New York Times readers voted it the world’s second best city for food. Obviously there is something special about the fo...
by Jim Cheney
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Skyscrapers towering above downtown Singapore.

Is Singapore Worth Visiting on a Backpacker’s Budget?

Singapore has long been known as one of the most expensive cities in the world to travel or live in. Of course, what do you expect from the country that has the highest number of millionaires in the world per capita. Sitting at...
by Jim Cheney
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