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Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

Discuss: What Destination Disappointed You the Most?

Last week’s discussion focused on the question, “What Destination Lived Up to the Hype?” And, while many destinations are as amazing as advertised, some aren’t. Unfortunately, when you hear a lot about a...
by Jim Cheney
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A waterfall on the White River with Jade Dragon Snow Mountain in the background.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 3, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel-related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or ...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

The World’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction: Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

The Colosseum in Rome. Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Chichen Itza in Mexico. Some sites around the world were absolutely amazing to see in person no matter how many times I’d seen pictures of them or how much I’d built th...
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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The View of Tiger Leaping Gorge from the Hiking Trail, Yunnan Province, China.

The Magic of Southwestern China

In 2010, China welcomed nearly 56 million international tourists to its country, making it the third most visited country in the world. Of these tourists, many of them stayed on the eastern coast of the country, visiting large ...
by Jim Cheney
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