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Archive for October, 2012

Look up through the bamboo at the Juk Nok Won Bamboo Forest in Damyang, South Korea.

Finding Bliss in South Korea’s Damyang Bamboo Forest

Sitting just outside of Gwangju, in South Korea’s southwestern corner, is the small town of Damyang. The town itself would be fairly indistinguishable from the myriad of other small Korean villages except for a small corn...
by Jim Cheney

Bagus Place on Tioman Island as viewed from the resort's pier.

Bagus Place: Where Adventure Meets Luxury

Writer’s Note:┬áThis article is part of a project that I did for Tourism Malaysia. While I usually focus this blog on budget travel, this article is about my one luxury experience in the past six months. As our small boat...
by Jim Cheney


The Summit of Ulsanbawi in Seoraksan National Park just outside of Sokcho, South Korea.

Don’t Let the Adjumma Pass You By: Hiking in Korea’s Seoraksan National Park

Panting for breath, I sat down on a rock just next to the narrow hiking trail. Watching people twice my age walk by me, I consoled myself that my plight was the cause of the high altitude and not because I was out of shape. Jus...
by Jim Cheney

A Buddhist Monk carries his Cambodia Lonely Planet while visiting Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photo of the Week: A Buddhist Monk and His Lonely Planet

Back in April, I had the chance to visit the Angkor Temple Complex just outside of Siem Reap, Cambodia. Without a doubt, the temples surrounding the town are some of the most majestic sites I’ve ever seen, and, despite th...
by Jim Cheney