There are so many things to think about when you're figuring out the next place you might live. And when the list of potential next places includes pretty much the whole world, there are lots of choices. So sometimes I come up with more unusual reasons to pick a place. These ideas are based on the Olympics and eclipses.
It would be great to be in Rio for the Summer Olympics in 2016. There will also be a partial solar eclipse 6 months after.
Pyeongchang hosts the Winter Olympics in 2018 and they have total lunar eclipses a few weeks before the Olympics and then 5 months later.
Tokyo will have partial solar eclipses before the 2020 Olympics.
Or we could try for annular and total eclipses. Southern Africa would be great to go next since there are annular eclipses in September of 2016 and Feburary of 2017. Maybe we could combine a safari with eclipse watching.
There's a total eclipse in March of 2016 in the Pacific and Indonesia. I'd love to go there.
The total eclipse in 2017 will require a visit to the US since our parents all live very near the path of totality.
Or we could try for southern South America in 2019 and 2020.
You'll notice none of these include Central Asia. They'll have two total lunar eclipses in 2018 and then a few partial solar eclipses.