Sunday, July 20, 2014

SVOTD 0006 Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

SVOTD: StreetView OThe Day: Eiffel Tower - Paris, France.
Let's start with some facts first:

The Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower. 

Address: Champ de Mars, 5 Avenue Anatole France, 75007 Paris, France
Construction started: January 28, 1887
Floors: 3
Height: 986' (301 m)
Wieght: 7300 tons
Architect: Stephen Sauvestre
Engineers: Maurice Koechlin, Gustave Eiffel, Émile Nouguier

Google StreetView provide a great virtual access to Eiffel tower in many different ways.
We will start from the top:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

With goTenna, "No Service" is no problem

goTenna enables you to communicate without any need for central connectivity whatsoever—no cell towers, no wifi, no satellites—so when you're off-grid you can remain connected. In fact, goTenna will even work if your smartphone is in “Airplane Mode”! How does this magic work?

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

SVOTD 0005 Sea Cow Island, British Indian Ocean Territory

SVOTD: StreetView Of The Day: Sea Cow Island

Also known as Île Vache Marine, is a round 18 ha island on the Great Chagos Bank atoll of the Chagos Archipelago in the British Indian Ocean Territory. It is the smaller of the two islands in the Eagle Islands group on the western side of the atoll and forms part of the Chagos Archipelago strict nature reserve. It has been identified as an Important Bird Area by BirdLife International because of its significance as a breeding site for Brown Noddies, of which 11,500 pairs were recorded in a 2004 survey.

Location: In the middle of the Indian Ocean.

Even thought this island is so remote and so faraway from the main land of any country but still it has Google StreetView that covers the whole island which is embedded here-under for you to explore. (click on the button in the top right corner for full screen)


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

How long do you think you can last in the ocean before you drown?

The ocean is brutal, horrifying and unexpected, even with the proper equipment people might face troubles and might lose their lives.
Imagine yourself in the open water struggling to survive, how long you could live out there?

How terrified you would be? Knowing that the closest shores are hours away.

Sortie en mer ("A Trip Out To Sea") is an online drowning  simulator or interactive movie. It puts you into the first-person view of a sailing enthusiast as he gets knocked overboard.
I have tried to play the simulator a few times. I did not survive and eventually I drowned. 

If you are interested to play the simulator you can find it on
Come back and comment on how was the experience and long did you last in the open water?

Safe trip.