Sunday, April 11, 2010

Faroe Islands vs. Fayetteville, NC. USA: Infrastructure

Comparing the infrastructure of the Faroe Islands, with the one in Fayetteville, NC., is an interesting task, because the roads of these two places, are so different.

The mainroads in the Faroe Islands, consist of two-laned roads, like the one we see here: Road through Miðvág, Vágar, and other cameras on this site. Mainroads in Fayetteville, and almost all other places in the USA, look alot like this:
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I have been my fair share around in the city of Fayetteville, and one thing which it lacks alot, are pavements. Many places you just have to walk on grass, and it's not always that is a comfortable feeling, when you want to take a long walk. One day, I walked 10 miles in scorching sun, and there was nobody but me who walked. Compared to the Faroe Islands, everybody would have been out and about on such a day. But I guess, that since scorching sun is such a rarity in the Faroe Islands, that is maybe one big factor which gets the people out and about on their feet.

I've heard, that if a car honks at you, when you're out walking in the US, that means the driver is approving your action of walking. Whether this is true or not, I do now know, but i've had a couple of cars honking at me.

Compared to Fayetteville, I have to say, that the Faroe Islands are better off, when it comes to pavements, but the city of Fayetteville ofcourse has a much wider area to cover, when it comes to infrastructure. ..

It is strange to think about it comparison, that in so very many cases in the Faroe Islands, there is only one road, which leads into a city, whilst in the US, there are many roads from all directions. There is one mainroad, which leads into the capital on the Faroes. (some will argue that there is another one, but it is not nearly used as much as the other one).

That's actually it for this time. I know it's an abrupt ending, but i'll touch more on this subject in the next edition, which will be about the Military in Fayetteville and the Military on the Faroe Islands.


Janus said...

Myndin sum eg fái fram, tá eg klikki á miðvágs-veg-leinkið er webcam mynd av fuglafirði.

Faroe-Man said...

Hm, skal orðna tað.

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