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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
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The famous Balinese Rice Terraces.

Bali, Indonesia: Welcome to Paradise [Guest Post]

“Welcome to Paradise!” says the sign that greets the mostly Australian visitors to the Indonesian island of Bali. Taxi drivers grab tourists right out of the airport doors, hoping they do not realize that they should first...
by a Guest Contributor
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A dragon float during the 2010 Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

During my two years in South Korea, one of my favorite events was the annual Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul. Held every May on the weekend closest to Buddha’s Birthday, the festival takes over downtown Seoul, with many a...
by Jim Cheney
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Anapji Pond in Gyeongju, South Korea is a great place to visit during your travels.

Gyeongju: Korea’s Fantastic Ancient Capital

Japan may have Kyoto, and China may have Xi’an, but South Korea has Gyeongju. Nestled in the western mountains of the country, Gyeongju is the ancient capital of Korea. A small, unassuming town, Gyeongju doesn’t att...
by Jim Cheney
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Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Daibutsu: The Giant Buddha of Kamakura

Despite Japan’s well-deserved reputation as being one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, it also has the reputation for a calm serenity not often found in the hustle and bustle of the countryR...
by Jim Cheney
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Many of the buildings in Georgetown, Malaysia's Chinatown reflect the city's British roots in their architecture.

24 Hours in Georgetown, Malaysia

Nestled  in the northwestern corner of Malaysia, Georgetown is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations. Sitting on the eastern shores of the island of Penang, the city and the surrounding villages are some of ...
by Jim Cheney
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