Above you will see a picture of something very exciting: Grenada’s one – and I believe only – escalator.
It doesn’t work.
In fact, rumour has it that it only worked for a short time after being built, and has never been repaired. This was a long time ago – predating my arrival to Grenada by years.
But I’m pretty sure that Grenadians aren’t too perturbed by this inconvenience; there are stairs, and there’s an elevator for those who can’t manage stairs.
This escalator is evidence (to me, in my humble opinion) of a country trying to make the leap from “developing” to “developed”. But sometimes those efforts are misdirected; instead of trying to stay on top of the technology curve by installing an escalator (for which there aren’t any repair technicians or easy access to parts), a coat of paint and some structural repairs for the whole town (which would likely have cost the same amount of money) could have more of an effect.
What would you recommend to a developing country like Grenada as a measure to take to become more “developed”?
Below please find my latest published musings, including a piece on planning vs flexibility (and why we need both in our lives), and a guest post on the art of financially sustainable travel. Enjoy!
Sometimes planning isn’t all it’s cut out to be. Then again, floating direction-less through life in the name of being flexible seems a little pointless. Where is the sweet spot?
Profiles & Shout-Outs:
I was invited by We Said Go Travel to share my journey to – and the art of – financially sustainable full-time travel.