Wedding Island at Ao Nang Krabi
Koh Tap (also written Koh Tub) and Koh Mor are two tiny islands sandwiched between Koh Kai (Chicken Island) and Koh Poda. There is a sandbar linking Koh Tap to Koh Mor and Koh Kai, but this can only be used when the tide is very low. Koh Tap and Koh Mor attracts a lot of visitors to enjoy the sea which is crystal clear. The sea around these two islands offer good snorkelling, with an abundance of tropical fish in a multitude of hues. Many tourist boats stopover at Koh Tap so that visitors can have a feel of the islands with its sand bank that allows them to explore the sea while keeping their feet firmly on solid ground.
A view of the Nakamanda Resort and Spa near Krabi, Thailand. Shot on a Panasonic GH3 with Rokinon 6mm...
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.