Rice field in Ubud, Bali
A walk through the beautiful rice fields in Ubud, Bali, is a must for any visitor. Ubud is the center of cultural tourism in Bali with numerous temples, ancient sites and craft centers. While taking a walk through the extensive rice fields one can visit local Balinese Art painters in their homes or watch wood carvers at work. Ubud is located on the slopes leading towards the central mountains.
The beautiful scenery while taking a walk through the rice fields in Ubud, central Bali, in Indonesia.
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The breath taking scenery while walking through the rice fields in Ubud, central Bali, Indonesia.
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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.