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Pyongchon - Kangan St, Pyongyang, North Korea
It was a quiet September day in Pyongyang. As part of a North Korea tour, we were fishing on the Taedong River alongside veteran fishermen. It's unusual here to see foreigners doing such local activities, which is why it's the best possible way to...
Pyongyang, North Korea
I'm used to taking the E train during rush hour in Manhattan, so subways are nothing special to me. In fact, I try to avoid them at all costs. But in Pyongyang, it's a real treat. It's one of the few places in North Korea where you can be that...
Having studied Zen Buddhism in the South of Korea, I've always found solace in old Buddhist temples. But this particular spot was special. We had just hiked a full morning through the Inner Kumgang Mountains, as part of a 7-night North Korea tour,...
Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. In a single day in Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia, we were lucky enough to see herds of guanaco, baby ostriches, and condors gliding through the sky. The clouds parted to give us a...
Molina 76, Valparaíso, Región de Valparaíso, Chile
Valparaíso, Chile’s main port city, rises from the water into steep hills laced with staircases and winding streets. Generations of poets, mariners, and adventurers have passed through. While the city has some of Chile’s best dining, the streets...
807-2 Boseong-ri, Boseong-eup, Boseong, Jeollanam-do, South Korea
South Korea. To the world it is bright neon lights, fuel-efficient cars, genetic research and kimchi. The Land of the Morning Calm is deservedly lauded as a spreading ground for future tech and well known as the K-pop powerhouse, though Seoul is...
161 Sajik-ro, Jongno 1(il).2(i).3(sam).4(sa), Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
On my first evening in Seoul, I found myself here, in front of a 'haetae' (mythical fire-eating guardian) beneath Gwanghwamun, the recently restored gate to Gyeongbok Palace. The story of the haetae and the gate it guards sums up the turbulent,...
Changdeokgung-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Amidst the almost hypnotic repetition of pattern and color, I spent an afternoon 'lost' in the colonnades of Changdeok-gung Palace. Focusing my vision on architecture in a historical context far removed from my everyday life--one of my favorite...
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