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The Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. A great stop for dinner.

6 Haggling Tips for the Nervous Traveler

If you’re from a western country, it’s likely that haggling for prices isn’t something you do every day. Sure, you might negotiate a price every few years for a new car or a place to live, but it’s not s...
by Jim Cheney

The Tripologist on the Trans-Mongolian train between Beijing and Ulan Bator.

5 Tips for Surviving a Night Train

When I went to Europe in the summer of 2006, one of my biggest apprehensions was about the night trains. Having planned to take several over the course of my 6.5 weeks on the continent, I was nervous about what to expect, and h...
by Jim Cheney


Wonderland Amusement Park's unfinished castle lies amid cornfields and in front of towering mountains outside of Beijing, China.

My Favorite Posts of the Week: March 27, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel-related posts from around the web. This week, I’ve got five great posts that I really like. From Africa to Europe, from Asia to South America, find out...
by Jim Cheney

Hugo Chavez now has something in common with Mao, Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, and Kim Il-Sung.

Macabre Tourism: How to Visit a Dead Dictator

On March 5, 2013, Hugo Chavez, the leader of Venezuela, died after a battle with cancer. After his death, it was quickly announced that his body would be embalmed and put on permanent display in the Venezuelan capital of Caraca...
by Jim Cheney


Downtown Seoul, South Korea at Gwanghwamun Plaza

Reader Mailbag: What to do with 5 Days in Seoul, South Korea

One of the reasons that I started was because I love helping others plan their travels. Recently, I was asked the following question on Twitter: “Hi! Can you suggest a five day itinerary in Seoul? Thanks.&...
by Jim Cheney

The sunsets over Inner Mongolia Province in China as the Trans-Siberian train passes through.

Photo of the Week: Sunset on the Trans-Siberian

This past week, I had the opportunity to take the first leg of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, or more specifically the Trans-Mongolian, from Beijing, China, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Taking about 29 hours to travel between the tw...
by Jim Cheney