Happy New Year 2014

Happy new year 2014 !

We always thought it was New Zealand first and Hawaii last to usher in the new year. And it kinda sorta is in terms of the big inhabited places. The new year timings tell us that its actually Samoa first and American Samoa last.  They’re only 80km apart, but in December 2011, Samoa shifted it’s time zone for economic reasons.  So now, you can take a one-hour flight and celebrate new year first and last in the world. How’s that for a bit of new year time travel trivia?

We’re going to leave you with this picture of a balloon flight over Cappadocia in Turkey. We like how it symbolises the far horizons we’re going to conquer. We’d better get cracking on the new year resolutions then.

~ Wandering Cows

Balloon Cappadocia