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Archive for December, 2011
 

 
Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan at night.

Photo of the Week: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan

Sitting in the heart of central Taipei, Taiwan is the memorial hall to the Republic of China’s first president, Chiang Kai-shek. Completed in 1980, the stark-white, four-side building is topped by a dark octagonal roof ha...
by Jim Cheney
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The view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office observation deck.

How to See Tokyo From Above Without Breaking the Bank

When thinking of a budget destination, Tokyo, Japan might be the last place that comes to mind. From expensive hotels to the world’s most expensive ramen, it’s hard to find a good deal in Tokyo. When visiting Tokyo,...
by Jim Cheney
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Kinkaku-Ji - The Golden Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Photo of the Week: Kinkaku-ji, The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Since I’ve been spending this past week traipsing around Tokyo, Japan, I thought that I would use my Photo Friday post this week to highlight one of my favorite sites in Japan: Kinkaku-ji. Also known as the Golden Pavilio...
by Jim Cheney
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Buddhist monks make art from sand, one piece at a time, at the Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Buddhist Monks Making Art

In May of every year, Seoul hosts the Lotus Lantern Festival that celebrates Buddhism and coincides with the weekend prior to Buddha’s birthday. There is a fantastic parade and a festival through downtown Seoul. One of th...
by Jim Cheney
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How to Watch TV While Backpacking or Living Abroad

I must admit, I really enjoy watching tv. However, between the lack of the same stations, time differences, and poor-quality Internet, it can be hard to keep up with your favorite television shows while traveling. While some ma...
by Jim Cheney
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Dr. Fish in Seoul

Getting Eaten Alive: Dr. Fish in Seoul

The prospect of getting eaten alive isn’t something that appeals to most people. After all, images of natives with bones through their noses or sharks coming towards you are likely the first things that run through your m...
by Jim Cheney
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