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!
Women maneuver their produce-laden boats at the Lok Baintain floating market in South Kalimantan, Indonesia on December 31, 2013. (killerturnip/Flickr)
A boardwalk takes visitors over crystal clear waters in Indonesia on November 10, 2013. (Stephen Boak/Flickr)
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.
Mount Semeru towers over the rugged volcanoes of Bromo Tengger Semeru National Park in East Java, Indonesia on November 17, 2013. (deepgoswami/Flickr)
It may never be quite clear how much credit Indonesia's government deserves for righting its currency after its recent tumble, according to two analysts with the consultancy Control Risks.
Children amuse themselves as they play along a railroad in West Java, Indonesia on September 11, 2013. (Kent Clark/Flickr)
Can Indonesia be seen as a democratic model for other Muslim-majority countries like Egypt and Tunisia?
The sun rises over the calm waters of Bali, Indonesia on August 31, 2013. (Pandu Adnyana/Flickr)
Sunset over the rusty hull of a derelict ship beached off the coast of the city of Makassar, Indonesia on August 4, 2013. (Onny Carr/Flickr)
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