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UNESCO World Heritage Site #19: Gyeongju Historica Area

From the World Heritage inscription: The Gyeongju Historic Areas contain a remarkable concentration of outstanding examples of Korean Buddhist art, in the form of sculptures, reliefs, pagodas, and the remains of temples and palaces from the flowering, in particular between the 7th and 10th centuries, of this form of unique artistic expression. Historically, Gyeongju should […]

Shorty Awards

This will be quick. If you are on Twitter, before Midnight December 31 just send a tweet with the following information: @ShortyAwards @everywheretrip #Travel You can just cut and paste the above text and send it in Twitter. That’s all there is to it! I’ll be posting the winners of the contest tomorrow. I’m still […]

2008 Travel Year in Review: Part 1

2008 marked the first calendar year I did not step foot inside the United States or its territories. What is amazing about traveling is how much you remember. Before I left on my trip, one day would sort of blur into the next. You develop a routine every day and it becomes hard to remember […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #18: Shrines and Temples of Nikko

From the World Heritage inscription: The shrines and temples of Nikko, together with their natural surroundings, have for centuries been a sacred site known for its architectural and decorative masterpieces. They are closely associated with the history of the Tokugawa Shoguns. Nikko is a day trip from Tokyo. About two hours away by train, half […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #17: Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara

From the World Heritage inscription: Nara was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784. During this period the framework of national government was consolidated and Nara enjoyed great prosperity, emerging as the fountainhead of Japanese culture. The city’s historic monuments – Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and the excavated remains of the great Imperial Palace […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #16: Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area

From the World Heritage Inscription: There are around 48 Buddhist monuments in the Horyu-ji area, in Nara Prefecture. Several date from the late 7th or early 8th century, making them some of the oldest surviving wooden buildings in the world. These masterpieces of wooden architecture are important not only for the history of art, since […]

Thailand Expats

I had Christmas dinner with a group of American/Canadian expats who live in Bangkok. I was invited by Art who runs CrazyDogTravel.com and other websites. Most of the guys were involved in internet/web design so it was nice to be able to talk shop with some similar minded people; something I almost never get to […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #15: Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

From the World Heritage inscription: Built in A.D. 794 on the model of the capitals of ancient China, Kyoto was the imperial capital of Japan from its foundation until the middle of the 19th century. As the centre of Japanese culture for more than 1,000 years, Kyoto illustrates the development of Japanese wooden architecture, particularly […]

UNESCO World Heritage Site #14: Himeji-jo

From the the World Heritage inscription: Himeji-jo is the finest surviving example of early 17th-century Japanese castle architecture, comprising 83 buildings with highly developed systems of defence and ingenious protection devices dating from the beginning of the Shogun period. It is a masterpiece of construction in wood, combining function with aesthetic appeal, both in its […]

Daily Travel Photo – Hanoi, Vietnam


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