With the Olympic Winter Games right around the corner, and national pride about to hit a fever pitch, we thought we'd get the conversation started with a pastime everybody can get behind: Eating!
A shopkeeper is surrounded by her dried goods and wares at an indoor market in Bangkok, Thailand on January 1, 2014. (Tord Sollie/ Flickr)
As the world bids 2013 farewell, we look back at some of the year's most memorable people and events from Asia.
Who will follow in the footsteps of 2011 winner Aung San Suu Kyi and 2012 winner Imran Khan and take the honor for 2013? That's totally up to you.
As the world mourns the passing of South African political leader and activist Nelson Mandela, Asia Blog offers some memorable images from his trips to Asia over the years.
Pegi Vail, director of the new documentary 'Gringo Trails,' on the transformative effects of tourism on the places and people involved.
Hundreds of sky lanterns light up the night's sky during the Yi Peng Festival in Chiang Mai, Thailand on November 16, 2013. (shelmac/Flickr)
Houses, trees and mountains cast shadows on still waters in Khao Sok, Thailand on November 3, 2013. (Stefan Magdalinski/Flickr)
Broken statues and red ruin walls surround a giant Buddha statue in Ayutthaya, Thailand on October 4, 2013. (C. Reid Taylor/Flickr)
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