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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
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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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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

The Petronas Towers: Kuala Lumpur’s Iconic Destination

When you arrive in Kuala Lumpur, it is nearly impossible to miss the Petronas Towers. Rising 451 meters above the city streets below, the buildings are the tallest twin towers ever constructed, and are the iconic focal point of...
by Jim Cheney
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A fishing boat waits for high tide on Seonudo Island in South Korea.

Seonyudo: My Favorite Place in South Korea

When I think back to my time in South Korea, and the extensive traveling that I did while living there, there is one place that keeps coming to mind as my absolute favorite place: Seonyudo Island. Located any hour by ferry from...
by Jim Cheney
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A group of zodiac-carved penises at Haesindong Penis Park near Samcheok, South Korea.

Weird Travel: The Penis Park in Samcheok, South Korea (NSFW)

There is very little that is weirder than standing on a beautiful coastline next to a quaint fishing village while being surrounded by giant lifelike phallic statues; however, if you visit the fishing village of Sinnam on South...
by Jim Cheney
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Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Traditional Fisherman at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival

Last April, I had the chance to attend the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea. The festival was held in a beautiful park, surrounded by mountains, and was a great way to learn about the ancient culture of...
by Jim Cheney
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