Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A Bit Of Perspective

When people hear of our future plans, it isn’t uncommon they mention, “Oh, we know someone in Zambia or Senegal fill in the blank, you will have to hook up with them when you move.”  ;) 

Just to bring a little perspective…

This is a map of Africa.  Ethiopia is in the orange.

ethiopia map

Photo credit www.worldatlas.com

Now here is where the perspective comes…

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Photo taken from www.informationisbeautiful.net 

Isn’t that incredible?

7 comments:

Vanessa at Lynn David said...

That is good perspective! Thanks for sharing!

L, Ann and boys said...

super cool visual =)

Betsy said...

Wow that is really cool! I found out after moving that nearly every country/continent uses maps that are slanted in their favor...as in, their country is larger or more centralized. Funny, isn't it, to see the truth?!

Julie said...

Hi Amy, love your blog!

I live in Cape Town, South Africa- it's a big city, not unlike many of the big cities in the United States and yet I often have people asking me what it's like to live in 'Africa' and do I see lions and elephants regularly...
I can't help but giggle :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That is amazing. I had no idea Africa is so big!

Christen Leigh said...

Wow! Totally clueless to how big Africa was...

Love our pool time today! Have a super night!

Danielle said...

I love this picture! I have heard that comment so many times in these past couple weeks since coming back from SIMStart. My dad actually called me and told me my cousin just got back from Kenya and of course has Malaria. Now I don't know why she was there or even how long but his immediate reaction was you should call her. I said no, I want to wait until I find out where I'm going and then I will. Thanks for sharing!