WTAsia2015: Mudeungsan National Park and Chonnam National University

We joined an old friend of mine (a professor at Chonnam National University) and some of his students on our second day in Gwangju to explore one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations — Mudeungsan National Park. It’s a mountain, so there’s a bit of a hike — literally. We decided to visit one of […]

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Singapore’s Chinatown

Singapore’s Chinatown is a lively area, and if you’re visiting the city, you pretty much have to stroll through this neighborhood. It’s included in all the major tourist maps and books. There are plenty of souvenir shops here, but if that’s not your thing, don’t worry — there’s an abundance of opportunities to explore culture, […]

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Garni Temple in Armenia

Garni Temple is one of the most popular sites to visit in Armenia and is a former winner of the UNESCO-Greece Melina Mercouri International Prize for the Safeguarding and Management of Cultural Landscapes. According to information signs at the site, the temple dates back to the late first century and was dedicated to Mihr, the god […]

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Seoul: Arirang TV, a Buddhist Temple and Reporting from North Korea

Arirang TV broadcasts internationally to promote South Korea’s culture and heritage. I used to watch its English-language programs, particularly the news, while I was an expat living in Seoul. I can still watch the network live via an iPhone and iPad app. My study abroad group (a bunch of communication students and profs) was given a […]

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