Zaterdag 13 oktober was alweer de laatste ochtend van ons vierdaags verblijf in Kyoto. Voor 10 uur moest er worden uitgecheckt bij het hotel. Gelukkig konden ze onze enorme hoeveelheid bagage eventjes op een onhandige plek opslaan, zodat wij een eerste echte poging konden doen tot het verkennen van Kyoto`s highlights. Een enkele fanatiekeling huurde … Continue reading "Dag 13: Very Small Hostel Namba"Read More
Author: Simone ten Have
Thousands of islands, delicious sushi, extreme natural hazards and the crowded city of Tokyo: this is what Japan makes me think of. My name is Simone ten Have, I am 23 years old and I thoroughly enjoy studying in the field of Civil Engineering & Management, with a focus on Transport Engineering. I am especially interested in mobility, transport and sustainability challenges that we currently face – and how to learn to solve or reduce them. I signed up for the Study Tour to Japan because it will help me get acquainted with civil engineering in another part of the world. I am very excited to explore a new culture and environment in Japan, which I believe is one of the most intriguing countries in the world when it comes to new technologies. Before, I have made longer trips to New-Zealand, Indonesia, Colombia, Ecuador and Chile, all showing incredible differences in the way things work in a certain place. I really enjoy travelling but also when at home I am always curious and interested to learn. After the Study Tour, I hope to have found a nice project for my master thesis with which I will finish my master’s degree. Until then, courses and the Study Tour await!
The third and last excursion of today, 11th of October, was a visit to a construction site of the Shin Meishin Expressway. The construction company in charge is called NEXCO, and two employees and our interpreter delivered a nice presentation which included showing us some sketches for construction. NEXCO is a Japanese company established in … Continue reading "Shin-Meishin Expressway"Read More