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Archive for December, 2011
 

 
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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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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5 Drinks to Try When Traveling in South Korea

When traveling to a foreign country, there are several things that visitors focus on: the sites they want to see, the experiences they want to have, and the food that they want to try. However, when visiting South Korea, you sh...
by Jim Cheney
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The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan.

Photo of the Week: The A-Bomb Dome in Hiroshima, Japan

Starting today, I’ll be uploading travel photos from around the world and asking a travel-related question as part of ‘Photo Friday’. Hopefully these photos and questions will inspire you to travel and think a...
by Jim Cheney
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The Most Idyllic Temple in Korea: Cheongpyeongsa

Editor’s note: The cities and the countryside of South Korea are scattered with a myriad of Buddhist temples.¬†From the grandiose to the tiny, nearly every village and mountain has at least one temple tucked away in one c...
by Jim Cheney
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Gyeongbokgung Palace

Seoul, South Korea: A $30 Day

When you think of Seoul, what do you think of? High-end technology? The conflict with North Korea? If this is all that comes to mind, you are really missing out on a lot of awesome! Rising from the ashes of the Korean War, the ...
by Jim Cheney
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