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Karst hills and rice field near Vang Vieng, Laos

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Panoramic view of the karst hills and the rice fields of the Vang Vieng region. Photos shot just after the Phoxay bridge during the rainy season. The Ford ranger was rent at Europcar Vientiane.  

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A: Vang Vieng view from the former airport

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B: The Hmong mountains from a panoramic restaurant on Road 13.

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C: Nam Ngum artificial lake near the dam, Laos

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D: The Plain of Jars, site 3

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E: Plain of Jars (site 2)

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F: The Plain of Jars, site two

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The site two is the most impressive site of the Plain of Jars.

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G: Plain of jars, site 2, Laos

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H: Tad Lang Waterfall near the Plain of Jars site 3

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I: The Plain of Jars, site one

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J: Plain of Jars, site 1, cave, Laos

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This panorama was taken in Asia

This is an overview of 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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