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Cherry Blossoms at the 2011 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2016 Yeouido Cherry Blossom Festival in Seoul

It’s that time of year again. The cold winter air is starting to thaw, birds are chirping, and flowers are starting to bloom. If you’re in Korea, it’s no doubt that you will soon begin to see the pink and whit...
by Jim Cheney

English Fails

7 Hilarious English Translation Fails from Public Signs in Asia

Anyone who has ever traveled through Asia has undoubtably seen a handful of signs that made them chuckle. Whether they are poorly translated, completely unintelligible, or lost on me because of culture issues, I would frequentl...
by Jim Cheney


A lantern depicting a Joseon dynasty drummer on display at the 2011 Seoul Lantern Festival. The 2012 Seoul Lantern Festival is being help from November 2-18.

The 2015 Seoul Lantern Festival: Cold, but Awesome

During my two years living in South Korea, I went to many different kinds of festivals. Some of my favorite, though, featured Korean traditional lanterns. In November of each year, the Cheonggyecheon Stream in the heart of Seou...
by Jim Cheney

Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Japan

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Japan is definitely one of my favorites. Having spent time in Tokyo, as well as the southern half of the country in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, I had a great overview of what the coun...
by Jim Cheney


Coffee Van in Temple

The Top 5 Places to Get Your Coffee Fix in Chiang Mai, Thailand [Guest Post]

Chiang Mai is a lively city brimming with life at all hours of the day and, with so much to see,tourists and travelers are likely to need a few pick-me-up drinks throughout the day. However drinking good coffee in this ancient ...
by a Guest Contributor

A group from France performs at the 2010 Seoul Drum Festival

Capturing the Colors of Asia

I love travel photography. Whether it’s taking my own photos or looking at others, when it comes to traveling, a photo really is worth a thousand words. Looking at a photo can bring back memories, feelings, or even smells...
by Jim Cheney