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Archive for May, 2013

Several of the 4000 Islands in the Mekong River.

Travel Quiz of the Week: Amazing Rivers

Of all the different types of waterways, rivers are probably the most important. Allowing people and goods to move inland, rivers allowed our ancestors to move away from the oceans and populate a variety of areas around the wor...
by Jim Cheney

An assortment of street food in Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen, China: A Brief Introduction [Guest Post]

Shenzhen, a city of at least ten million in China’s Guangdong province, is a bit of an overlooked tourist destination among non-Chinese travelers. Among Hong Kongers, however, it is known for being a mecca for cheaper (of...
by a Guest Contributor



Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: May 11, 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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Discuss: Do We Still Need Travel Guidebooks?

Even since Tony and Maureen Wheeler crossed Asia and wrote the iconic “Across Asia on the Cheap” (Which can be downloaded as a free ebook on Amazon) in 1972, travel guidebooks have been big business. Over the next f...
by Jim Cheney


The Whirling Dervishes put on a great demonstration in Konya, Turkey.

Photo of the Week: The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

On the to do list of nearly every traveler to Turkey is seeing a performance by the Whirling Dervishes. The ritual, which has been performed for hundreds of years, is part of a religious service for the Sufi Dervishes, a Muslim...
by Jim Cheney

The sunsets over Inner Mongolia Province in China as the Trans-Siberian train passes through.

Travel Quiz of the Week: Train Travel

If you’ve read my blog on more than a few occasions, it should come as no surprise that I’m a big fan of train travel. I love watching the world go by. I love the movement of the train. I really love just about ever...
by Jim Cheney