Friday, August 12, 2005

Geography

I've been staring at a globe on and off for the last week. Now I could, maybe, fill in a map of Africa. It's odd that American education neglects such a fundamental part of knowing how the world works: being able to see how it all fits together, how far apart countries are and etc. I still have a hard time grasping that the Middle East (Saudi Arabia) is just across the Red Sea from Africa (Sudan and Egypt). I have yet to figure out how Central Asia, or Asia as a whole, really fits into the globe. Like: who knew Iran shares a border with Pakistan and Afghanistan? Or that Afghanistan shares a border with Turkmenistan?

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