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Panoramabillede af Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll EXPERT Taget 05:45, 29/04/2008 - Views loading...

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Village Life Above Lake Khecheopalri near Pelling in Sikkim, India

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Spending the night in a simple Sikkimese village above Khecheopalri Lake several hours away from Pelling in Sikkim, India. Taken on Dan and Audrey's round-the-world journey.

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A: Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim

Af Geri Dagys, 7.4 km væk

Pemayangste Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. It was originally established by Lh...

Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim

B: Char Dham

Af Rajender Prasad, 26.1 km væk

Char Dham, Solophok Namchi"CHARDHAM" Pilgrimage cum Cultural Centre, at Solophok Hill - 5 kms from Na...

Char Dham

C: Yalung glasier selfy)))

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 31.6 km væk

Вид на ледник с гребня морены. Высота 4900м. 

Yalung glasier selfy)))

D: Ramze

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 31.9 km væk

Ramze

E: Ramze 1

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 31.9 km væk

Ramze 1

F: Ymphuldin Nepal

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 31.9 km væk

Ymphuldin Nepal

G: Oktang 1

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 32.2 km væk

Oktang 1

H: Mamankhe

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 33.3 km væk

Mamankhe

I: Mamankhe teahouse

Af Dmitri Shardakov, 33.3 km væk

Mamankhe teahouse

J: Kanchenjunga Northern Valley

Af Kiril Rusev, 50.4 km væk

Kanchenjunga Northern Valley

Dette panorama blev taget i Asia

Dette er et overblik over Asia

Asia is the biggest continent on Earth, a darling little gem floating around in space.

Hm, what is Asia? Who's in on it?

China and India are safe bets for Asian nations. Korea, Japan, Thailand, you're fine.

Europe? No. Europe would sort of be on the "Asian continent" if not for those pesky Ural mountains dividing things up in the middle, and then also the whole lineage of kings and wealth and nations and the EU and all that "give me my respect" stuff.
Russia would probably be happiest as its own continent, so for now we'll leave it in "Eurasia" and just hope the natural gas supplies keep flowing.

Pakistan and Afghanistan are dang close to Asia, but politically they show up in "Middle East" news stories an awful lot. Verdict: Eurasia.

I guess we'll actually have to consider everything from Turkey on eastward to be "Eurasian", although the moniker seems overlappitory of the territory.

The Asian economy is now officially raging like a wild furnace of lava that consumes everything in its path. Japan has had the largest individual economy in Asia for decades, but it is forecast that both India and China will outstrip Japan within twenty years.

China is the largest holder of United States debt and is positioned to become the world's next superpower, provided that Godzilla doesn't return and decide to stomp everybody back into the Shang Dynasty.

Text by Steve Smith.

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