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Walk to the "peak travel"

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Panorama's in de omgeving van Kazakhstan

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A: Walk to the "peak travel" 03

door Ilya Rudakov, 350 hier vandaan

Walk to the "peak travel" 03

B: In search of snowdrops

door Ilya Rudakov, 1.6 hier vandaan

In search of snowdrops

C: High Alpine Road

door Ilya Rudakov, 2.4 hier vandaan

High Alpine Road

D: The mountains and the sun

door Ilya Rudakov, 2.4 hier vandaan

The mountains and the sun

The mountains and the sun

E: Sp01 Small

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.0 hier vandaan

Sp01 Small

F: Mountain like

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.5 hier vandaan

Mountain like

G: Mountain, like and radio telescope

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.5 hier vandaan

Mountain, like and radio telescope

H: Observatory

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.6 hier vandaan

Observatory in the mountains. Near Almaty

Observatory

I: Spring Observatory

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.6 hier vandaan

Spring Observatory

J: Work on the telescope

door Ilya Rudakov, 3.6 hier vandaan

Work on the telescope

Dit panorama is genomen in Kazakhstan, Asia

Dit is een overzicht van 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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