Posts Tagged "infrastructure"

African vs. Japanese Infrastructure

Posted by on Jan 9, 2009 in Africa, Japan | 2 comments

African vs. Japanese Infrastructure

The New Oxford American Dictionary defines “infrastructure” as “the basic physical and organizational structures and facilities (e.g., buildings, roads, and power supplies) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise.“ Buildings In Africa buildings are often made of mud and cow dung or random peices of plywood. Some older style houses are made of leaves: In Japan buildings look like this: Roads/Rail In Africa it sometimes takes 2 days to cover 220 km, in Japan you will get there in 2 hours on the road or a Shinkansen train can get you there even...

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In Montenegro They Go Through the Mountain

Posted by on Jul 15, 2008 in Europe & The Mid East, Montenegro | 1 comment

In Montenegro They Go Through the Mountain

My first impressions of Montenegro were certainly coloured by several factors: it is Montenegro, formerly of Serbia and Montenegro, formerly of Yugoslavia, in Eastern Europe, it is the newest country in the world, and accordingly expected it to feel like uncharted territory, and we had just come from Albania, a smaller, poorer country. Upon arrival in Ulcinj – a beach city to the south – I could not believe the hoards and hoards and hoards of tourists that crowded the city, every square inch of the beach, and the shallower part of the ocean. Who were these people I wondered? ...

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