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The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Discuss: Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

This week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, is meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to debate and vote on the next batch of World Heritage Sites. Over the course of the ...
by Jim Cheney
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Staring up at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

Photo of the Week: Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Of all Russia’s iconic buildings, none are more easily recognized than the colorful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Constructed between 1555 and 1561, Saint Basil’s was built to commemorate the Russian defeat of Kaza...
by Jim Cheney
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The port of Sochi, Russia, as seen from the top deck of the ferry at sunset.

Sochi, Russia: Beaches, Bikinis, and…the Winter Olympics?

In less than a year, the 2014 Winter Olympics will put the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, on the map. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations for Russians, Sochi barely registers on the international...
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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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

Traveler’s and non-travelers alike have dreamt of the day that they can lay eyes on Cambodia’s Angkor Wat, one of the world’s most majestic sites. However, as with most well-known tourist destinations, the cro...
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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