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Archive for February, 2012

A Buddhist Temple on Namsan Mountain in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Gyeongju’s Namsan Mountain: A Magical Hike into South Korea’s Past

Nestled in the central valleys of South Korea is the ancient capital of Gyeongju. Similar to Kyoto, but without the fame or hordes of tourists, Gyeongju stands as a testament to Korea’s past. Scattered throughout the town...
by Jim Cheney

by Jim Cheney


The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Free Things to Do in Tokyo, Japan

Any list of the world’s most expensive cities includes Tokyo, Japan. Visiting a city that is so atrociously expensive can be daunting for any traveler on a budget; however, despite the expensive cost of hotels and transpo...
by Jim Cheney

The view of downtown Taipei, Taiwan from Elephant Mountain.

5 Free Things to Do in Taipei, Taiwan

Often referred to as the “Hidden Jewel of Asia”, Taiwan is becoming more and more well-known as a fantastic travel destination. With inexpensive but efficient transportation, and a ton of fantastic natural and man-m...
by Jim Cheney


The Korean Urkel

Photo of the Week: The Korean Urkel

Today I’m going to share with you one of my favorite photos. It’s not one of my favorites because it has excellent composition or because it depicts a fantastic cultural relic. Instead, it’s one of my favorite...
by Jim Cheney

Nighttime on the Cheonggyecheon Stream in Seoul, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Nighttime on Seoul’s Cheonggyecheon Stream

Situated in the heart of downtown Seoul, South Korea is one of the city’s most ambitious and successful engineering projects: the Cheonggyecheon Stream. For a 20-year period after the Korean War, the Cheonggyecheon was th...
by Jim Cheney