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A visit to NASA-Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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A couple of weeks back, I with my roommates (all from Thailand), went to the Kennedy Space Center: NASA which stands for National Aeronautics and Space Administration, based in Cocoa Beach, Florida, roughly an hour drive from Florida Institute of Technology.




It so happened that the entry was free on that day by the virtue of being Brevard County resident. Normally, on other days I am being told that one has to pay around USD 45 to enter. I made a right decision to go on that day, despite having lots of works, pending!



This is my third year in the US, and more specifically in Florida, but never been to NASA base before even once. I knew now my time is running out, and so accordingly I had to weigh my decisions: "Go today or miss the chance for life!". After few minutes of contemplation, I chose to go.



I was happy that I chose to go following seeing the spectacular showcase relating to space shuttle, and their discoveries. I couldn't have chosen any better place to hang ou…

“Khegpa”-The Head Hunter

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Bhutan has come a long way in terms of infrastructural development, and it has seen the state-of-the-art buildings mushrooming for the last few decades. It has, with no doubt, raised the living standard of the generally primitive people of the nation long been isolated high up in the Himalayas. Flipping through the pages of Bhutanese history books, one will come to realize that Bhutan has indeed seen the institution of decentralized government, introduction of modern education, and linking with the outside world with the first ever motor-able road built from broader town of Phuntsholing to the capital city Thimphu, not very long ago.
In fact, the outside world view Bhutan as the heaven on earth known for its peace and tranquility, and commonly known as ‘land of happiness’. Every news channel and documentary films have something in common to describe about Bhutan: “The Dragon Kingdom”, “The only capital city in the world without traffic lights”, “The land of GNH-Gross National Happines…