The first woman to travel into space as a tourist is Anousheh Ansari. She was the 4th space tourist. She kept a blog that is unlike the others where she documented her thoughts and emotions before, during and after the space travel. Her blog that is written in a honest and simple manner brings home the human and personal thoughts and reflections as humans travel off our small planet. She was not the first tourist to go up into space, however, she is the first one to give us an intimate view of the adventure.
While reading her blog, I can imagine myself peering out the small window and floating weightless far away from home. It puts many of our petty daily issues in a different perspective. In some ways it is similar to my post about Earth being a small pale blue dot.
The cities are easily distinguishable because they look like someone took a shovel and messed up the ground in that area. The agricultural lands have specific geometric shapes and demonstrate different colors based on the crop and the type of soil. You cannot see any borders… you cannot tell where one country ends and another one starts… the only border you see is the border between land and water.