Mehrangarh Fort, Overview of Jodhpur
The Mehrangarh Fort sits on a cliff 400 feet above the city of Jodhpur, below you can see the Blue City and most of Jodhpur.
Jodhpur is the second largest city in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It was formerly the seat of a pr...
Court yard Jodhpur
This is the bedroom we stayed in at the Rawla Narlai, India it was origianl 17th century.
Situated half way between Bikaner and Jodhpur, Nagaur awakens with the thronging of cattle, horses an...
We visited a Jain temple in Ranakpur the carvings were spectacular and so ornate not two colums alike...
Ranakpur with elephant
The Pushkar Camel Fair is held once a year and is the second largest camel market in the world. There...
3 days before the end of the Pushkar Camel Fair thousand of animals will be leaving. Thousands of cam...
At Pushkar, the worlds largest camel fair there's also a large number of cattle and horses being show...
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.