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The view of downtown Seoul from the top of Yongmansan Mountain.

Photo of the Week: Overlooking Seoul from Yongmasan Mountain

When I moved to South Korea, I was very surprised to find out how mountainous the country was. In fact, downtown Seoul is full of small mountains and even has a large national park inside of the city borders. Nearly every mount...
by Jim Cheney
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Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan at night.

Photo of the Week: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in Taiwan

Sitting in the heart of central Taipei, Taiwan is the memorial hall to the Republic of China’s first president, Chiang Kai-shek. Completed in 1980, the stark-white, four-side building is topped by a dark octagonal roof ha...
by Jim Cheney
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The Petrona's Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at nighttime.

Photo of the Week: The Petronas Tower’s From Below

Since the first time I saw a picture of them, I’ve thought that the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, were exquisite. The unique architecture, the way the lights create intriguing shadows after dark, and the over...
by Jim Cheney
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Ancient ruins in Sukhothai, Thailand.

Photo of the Week: Uncovering Thailand’s Ancient Past in Sukhothai

Sitting roughly halfway between the cities of Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Sukhothai is one of the first capitals of the ancient Thai empire. The ancient city is now in ruins, but the remains now make up the UNESCO World Heritage Su...
by Jim Cheney
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The Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple in Dali, China.

Photo of the Week: Dali’s Three Ancient Pagodas

Standing like silent watchmen over the town of Dali in China’s Yunnan Province, the Three Pagodas of Chong Sheng Temple are some of the oldest buildings left standing in the country. Originally built between the 9th and 1...
by Jim Cheney
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The view of Horseshoe Falls at Niagara Falls from the platform of "Behind the Falls".

Photo of the Week: The Majesty of Niagara Falls

This past week I was able to visit Niagara Falls for the first time in my life. While there are many impressive ways to see the falls, the viewing platform for Journey Behind the Falls on the Canadian side is definitely the mos...
by Jim Cheney
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