Articles and Comments - Regions / Countries / Asia

Articles, essays, comments and tales about different Asia of the world dealing in each with case aspects of their society, culture, economy, geography, folklore, history, regional products, sports and outdoor activities, and other things of interest fot any traveller.

The CitroÍn - Haardt Trans-Asiatic Expedition - It is quite an experience to travel by truck, and drivers have a whole and fascinating subculture of their own; sometimes, overlanding or navigating with trucks over terrain becomes quite difficult and dangerous.

How To Make Smog Appear in Malaysia (I) - Malaysia is an interesting country that has an undoubtedly tropical climate, with an average temperature of 26 degrees Celsius and an annual water precipitation average that exceeds 2.500 mm. due to the monsoons that yearly pour over the region. Indeed, when you talk about weather in Malaysia it is the same as saying 'rain' all the time.

Many of Asia's glaciers are retreating as a result of climate change - This retreat impacts water supplies to millions of people, increases the likelihood of outburst floods that threaten life and property in nearby areas, and contributes to sea-level rise.

Survival History: The Construction Of The Burmese Railway (I) - The history of the construction of the Burmese railway tells us that true Survivors know that opportunities never disappear, but just go elsewhere, with someone else.

How Ingenuity Saved The Life Of A Pope And The Political Structure Of Europe - For the medieval mind, the fact that the Pope himself could fall victim to God's fury would have been utterly devastating, and it almost happened.

Fire As A Local Environmental Cleanser And Countermeasure Against Infections - If you ever spent a night outdoors, in a swampy area, cold or tropical but filled with small insects, you surely know what it means to be attacked by swarms of mosquitoes, flies and other exasperating creations of nature; a good use of fire will save you from such a disgrace.

How Bactrian Camels Survive - Bactria wasn't just an important place for Alexander the Great; it leaves us with some interesting things to learn from, and anyone looking to lose weight would be interested in the case of the bactrian camel (Camelus bactrianus), an animal that can naturally suffer the loss of up to a quarter of its total body mass and weight without any compromise to its health, and can even alter its temperature in about four degrees Celsius with no problems at all.

Jungle Factories: The Local Production Of Expedient Weapons - There are many interesting cases of more or less clandestine weapons factories and those that managed to produce useful and novel ideas in weaponry despite very difficult circumstances and scarce resources.

Survival and continuity of dynasties - Survival is not just a concept applicable to maintaining life with the bare minimums; in some cases it can represent the bet on the continuation of political dynasties and leadership.

Regions / Countries / China - Articles, comments, essays and tales about China, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Countries / India - Articles, comments, essays and tales about India, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Countries / Japan - Articles, comments, essays and tales about Japan, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Countries / North Korea - Articles, comments, essays and tales about North Korea, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Countries / South Korea - Articles, comments, essays and tales about South Korea, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Countries / Vietnam - Articles, comments, essays and tales about Vietnam, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Regions / Continents / Middle East - Articles, comments, essays and tales about Middle East, travel stories, and its inhabitants.

Geography and Outdoors / Navigation and Maps - Learn how to navigate using maps, a compass, gps systems or simply by observing natural formations - Find your way whenever you get lost in the wilderness.

Travel and Tourism - Advice and recommendations for travellers and tourists - Avoid complications in your trips.

Outdoors / Ecology, Nature and Environment - Ecological problems, their possible solutions and feasible and sustainable measures that you can take in order to contribute to care for and improve the relationship between humankind and the environment.

Social Sciences / Politics and Political Problems - Articles and insights of citizens who ponder about national and international politics and political problems, politicians, government policies, chariy projects and others that have current leading roles in our world, taking into consideration social and environmental issues.

Society / Globalisation / Antiglobalisation - Corporate and gubernamental political players worldwide support globalisation. People in general, however, tend to oppose this process as it unfolds now, causing widespread hunger, unemployment and poverty while less than 5% of humankind benefits from it.

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