Kees Beentjes, Asset Management Specialist at SPM Assets, provided a different perspective of a holiday in Japan. Over the New Year, Kees travelled to Hiroshima which he describes as an opportunity to reflect on issues bigger than oneself.
"When a dustman travels he notices garbage bins and waste trucks (Didn’t see a single wheelie bin in Japan). When a metal recycler travels he notices the state and size of scrap yards (they are tidy and compact). When an infrastructure engineer travels, he notices drains (The smell after rain makes me suspect combined sewage/stormwater). When an Asset Management Specialist travels, well, we notice other things."