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Archive for April, 2013
 

 
The view from the Tokyo Metropolitan Government Office observation deck.

Travel Quiz of the Week: Extreme Cities

Welcome to the first in a new series: the Tuesday Travel Quiz. Each week, we’ll have a new quiz for you to complete related to travel and geography. This week’s quiz tests your knowledge of the world’s most ex...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: Why Do You Travel?

If you’re reading this site, there’s a pretty good chance that you love to travel? Maybe you travel during your 2-weeks vacation from your job in America or maybe you are one of the lucky few who have found a way to...
by Jim Cheney
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Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 20, 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 and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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An alley in Lijiang, China's old town. The side-streets are refreshingly empty despite the tourist hordes.

Photo of the Week: A Quiet Alley in Lijiang, China

It isn’t often that an earthquake creates a tourist destination, but that’s what happened after the 1996 earthquake in southwestern China. Thanks to the tremendous amount of news coverage both in and out of China, L...
by Jim Cheney
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Travel Quiz of the Week: Ikea Product or Swedish City?

This week’s travel quiz is a bit on the sillier side of travel. Can you tell the difference between the names of Swedish cities and the names of products at Ikea? Known for its modern designs, low prices, and silly produ...
by Jim Cheney
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A dragon float during the 2010 Lotus Lantern Parade in Seoul, South Korea.

The 2013 Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul

During my two years in South Korea, one of my favorite events was the annual Lotus Lantern Festival in Seoul. Held every May on the weekend closest to Buddha’s Birthday, the festival takes over downtown Seoul, with many a...
by Jim Cheney
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