Midday on a beautiful sunny day in front of the Morabito Art Villa where the sand comes right up to the lawn at Pantai Brawa Beach on the west coast of Bali just out of the madding crowds of Kuta and Seminyak.
Aerial cangu beach bali
Pool view beach at cangu bali
cangu beach bali
This is the quiet little beach bar where we go down to watch sunset. Very often there are a few peopl...
The steps up into the houses in Borneo are often not more than a few logs sometimes with notches cut ...
A two-story three-bedroom bamboo house located near the beach in Bali Indonesia. No nails or other me...
We're on the beach at Petitengit on the day of cleansing, Milasti or Melati, which proceeds Nyepi, th...
We are on the beach at Petitengit on the day of cleansing, Milasti or Melati, which proceeds Nyepi, t...
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.