Writing an introduction to ‘Asia’ may only be painfully general or so long as to be a textbook. The continent encompasses 30% of the world’s landmass and up to 60% of its population. China and India are the two most populous countries on earth.
Siberia goes on nearly forever! Saudi Arabia has the largest oil reserves, Afghanistan the most poppies … And somehow tiny Israel is in the news far more than other, much larger countries such as Myanmar (Burma) or Bangladesh.
As we develop forums and discuss travel, referring to Asia as a whole is simply not particularly helpful. This is also the case with just India – over one billion people, has over 120 major languages. My longest trip to the ‘sub-content’ was only 5 weeks and while I did see the Taj Mahal, I have only scraped the surface of this diverse and fascinating country.
China is changing at such as rate many of the bigger cities have changed almost 100%. Air pollution in Beijing has become toxic and the train to Tibet has made access to the high plateau easy … and has also assured virtual complete colonization.
For the moment, I will post some photos of various specific destinations in Asia. As Finn’s favourite food is Asian fusion we are planning a long trip to Thailand in perhaps two year (I want to climb there).