Reflections of 2013

The beautiful Phi Phi Island
As the sun rises on 2014, we all remember and are shaped by what occurred in the last year.  Good and bad, exciting and disappointing, encouraging and frustrating - much has happened in the world, in our nations, in our cities, and in our individual lives.  Although we cannot possibly encompass all that has happened, let's take a moment to reflect on a few memorable events.
January 19:  Calcium deposits are discovered on Mars by NASA’s Curiosity Rover
February 21:  Scientists use a 3D printer to create a living, lab grown human ear!
February 15:  Meteor explodes over Russia
March 3:  2-year-old US girl becomes the first child born with HIV to be cured
March 11:  Falkland Islands’ sovereignty referendum: 99.8% choose to remain a territory of the UK
March 13:  Pope Francis appointed as 266th pope
March 14:  Xi Jingping elected president of China
April 1:  The world’s first smelling TV screen is unveiled in Japan (NOT an April Fools' joke!)
April 8:  Margaret Thatcher dies - the longest-serving British Prime Minister of the 20th century and the only woman to serve in that position
June 30:  Protests erupt in Egypt against Mohammed Morsi
July 1:  Croatia becomes the 28th member of the European Union
July 7:  Andy Murray becomes first Brit in 77 years to win the Wimbledon Men’s Single Championship
July 22:  Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to a baby boy
September 5:  Adventure Life launches Brazil tours!
September 7:  Tokyo wins to host the 2020 Olympics
September 21:  Somalian militants attack Nairobi mall, killing around 70 people
October 19:  Adventure Life celebrates one year in our new office
October 29:  Adventure Life launches Africa tours!
November 8:  Devastating Typhoon Haiyan hits the Philippines and Vietnam
December 5:  The world celebrates the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela