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The Tea Gardens of Darjeeling, India

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Picking tea in the tea gardens outside of Darjeeling in West Bengal, India.

Taken on Dan and Audrey's round-the-world journey.

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Immagini nelle vicinanze di Asia

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A: Ruins of Drukgyal Dzong

di Tinton de Castro, 90.0 km di distanza

Drukgyal Dzong was a fortress and Buddhist monastery, now in ruins, located in the upper part of the ...

Ruins of Drukgyal Dzong

B: Char Dham

di Rajender Prasad, 91.6 km di distanza

Char Dham, Solophok Namchi"CHARDHAM" Pilgrimage cum Cultural Centre, at Solophok Hill - 5 kms from Na...

Char Dham

C: Thimphu Bhutan

di Yasuhiro Ichikawa, 98.2 km di distanza

Thimphu Bhutan

D: Thimphu Bhutan

di Yasuhiro Ichikawa, 98.2 km di distanza

Thimphu Bhutan

E: Changangkha Lhakhang

di Tinton de Castro, 99.6 km di distanza

Changangkha Lhakhang

F: Tashichho Dzong ,Bhutan

di kalaya dilok, 101.0 km di distanza

Tashichhoedzong  is a Buddhist monastery and fortress on the northern edge of the city of Thimpu in B...

Tashichho Dzong ,Bhutan

G: Thimphu, Bhutan

di Soko Aoki, 101.0 km di distanza

Thimphu, Bhutan

Thimphu, Bhutan

H: Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim

di Geri Dagys, 108.7 km di distanza

Pemayangste Monastery is one of the oldest monasteries in Sikkim. It was originally established by Lh...

Pemayangste Monastery in Sikkim

I: Village Life Above Lake Khecheopalri near Pelling in Sikkim, India

di Audrey Scott and Daniel Noll, 116.1 km di distanza

Spending the night in a simple Sikkimese village above Khecheopalri Lake several hours away from Pell...

Village Life Above Lake Khecheopalri near Pelling in Sikkim, India

J: Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

di Soko Aoki, 122.1 km di distanza

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Questo panorama è stato scattato in Asia

Questa è una vista generale di 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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