Scandinavian countries tops the list as expected.
Press Freedom 2014
I always wanted to take a few years off and travel around the world and capture the special moments in life. While I don’t have the luxury of taking a few years off, I can at least try taking a few months at a time. Here is a rough outline of my plan for 2015 but it is constantly evolving.
South East Asia
Jan – March
South East Asia Travel Plan
May – June
Eastern Europe Itinerary
After living in the city for over 14 years (Manhattan mostly) it is finally time for me to move on and look for new adventures.
I am taking a break for many reasons – spending more time with my daughter in Upstate, traveling to some new places that I never been, working on ideas that have been on the back burner for a while. I want to push myself beyond my comfort zone. Traveling to me is not just about relaxing but also about venturing into unknown. This means experiencing other cultures, trying new food and interacting with the locals.
No I am not saying goodbye to the city and I still have my apartment in the city (but i did sublet it for a year). I will certainly be visiting the city every couple of of months. But I am leaving the city with a heavy heart. This is the city where I spent majority of my life after college.
Watch for more updates, photos and stories in the upcoming days, weeks and months!
Top places include Pyramid of Giza, The Acropolis, Taj Mahal, Stone Henge, Kaaba in Saudi Arabia, The Pantheon of Rome, Mont St. Michel in France and Santorini in Greece.
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Central Park NYC Far away
Cellphone only households:
39% US average
It is not a busy metropolis (like New York) or a city crowded with texting college students (like Boston).
You can read more about it in Pew Research.
The world’s priciest city to live in? Not Tokyo, Paris or New York. Try Singapore: http://on.wsj.com/1cyFyui @jjasonchow pic.twitter.com/M2sh9moleC
More information on all of the stargazing events can be found on http://bit.ly/1h4H39T
Stargazing events for 2014
The next Mars space craft Maven stretches about 37.5 feet — about the length of a school bus, weighs 5,410 pounds – the same weight as an SUV set to launch on Monday, November 18th. The payload consists of eight scientific instruments and communications relay equipment for use with Mars landers.
Maven is 21st of NASA’s mission to Mars. Curiosity which was launched in 2011 is still circling around Mars capturing incredible photographs and relaying back to earth. Curiosity in addition to Mars Odessey (launched in 2011) and Mars Express (launched in 2003 by European Space Agency) are the three spacecrafts still in operation. The two landers/rovers on the surface include Mars Opportunity and Curiosity.
It must be noted India just recently launched its own Mars spacecraft Mangalayam which is on its way to Mars and targeted to be inserted into Mars atmosphere in Sep 2014.
The below graphic shows all the launched Mars mission to date from 4 major space agencies – NASA, Russia, European Space agency (ESA) and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
Mars Past Missions
Why Mars? Mars is the most similar planet to Earth in our solar system, with the greatest prospects of habitability for future astronauts. Mars is about half the size of Earth but has about the same land area. A Martian year lasts 687 Earth days. Mars rotation is about the same as Earth – close to 24 hours.
How long does it take to get there? With our current technology it takes about 10 months to get to Mars.