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Joint Security Area Dividing the North Korean and South Korean DMZ

Is South Korea Safe to Visit?

Lately, the Korean peninsula has been in the news a lot. With threats of war from North Korean and joint military exercises between South Korea and the Americans, I’ve been asked a few times recently if it’s safe to...
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


Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Finding Bliss in South Korea’s Damyang Bamboo Forest

Sitting just outside of Gwangju, in South Korea’s southwestern corner, is the small town of Damyang. The town itself would be fairly indistinguishable from the myriad of other small Korean villages except for a small corn...
by Jim Cheney

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