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Tag Archives: Africa
A more generalized variation of this post was originally published back in June on Progressive Blogic. Here is an updated and expanded version which delves into the geological threats facing the Goma-Gisenyi urban area. One of the features about Edinburgh, Scotland … Continue reading
Expected to be completed in 2018, the Al Noor Tower (Tower of Light) in Casablanca, Morocco will be 540 meters (1,777 feet) high and include 114 floors. this impressive structure will easily be the tallest skyscraper on the African continent. … Continue reading
Here are satellite images (and one map) of exquisite and beautiful river deltas from Earth’s equatorial region lying between the Trip of Cancer and the Tropic Capricorn. Included are the Ganges (Bangladesh/India), Indus (Pakistan), Irrawaddy (Myanmar), Mekong (Vietnam), Niger (Nigeria), … Continue reading
Here’s a great shot taken this past fall of the classic, fan-shaped Nile River Delta in Egypt. The photo also shows some wildfires in the area. Enjoy!
A pretty compelling blog post title, if I do say so myself. It is deliberately so, as the Kindle book I just finished is just that – compelling. Normally, when one reads a book about bike touring, it is an … Continue reading
Below is a non-comprehensive list of fairly well-known movie titles that include place name/geographic references. For the sake of brevity and my own sanity, documentaries, shorts, foreign language titles, and/or physical geographic terms were not included. Please feel free to send … Continue reading
I cannot praise the book Durban in a Word highly enough. It is hands down the best collection of short stories and essays I have ever (ever!) read…and they are all about one quite amazing city and its residents – Durban (eThekwini), … Continue reading
Apparently, I am not the only person on the planet who is fascinated by the City of Timbuktu in western Africa. While reading the captivating book entitled To Timbuktu, by Mark Jenkins, I quickly discovered the city set aside the vast Sahara has long … Continue reading
A expert panel selected by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) of The Economist magazine and Siemens AG ranked 15 major urban centers of Africa in 2011, by utilizing an eight category green city index. The index categories include: Energy and carbon dioxide Transport Water … Continue reading