In most large cities, chicha can be offered by street vendors, commonly referred to as Chicheros , these vendors usually use a flour-like mix and just add water, and generally serve them with chopped ice and a straw and may ask to add cinnamon, chocolate chips or sugared condensed milk on top. It can also be found in commercial presentations just like milk and juices. The Venezuelan Andean regions (such as Mérida ) prepare an alternative version, with added fermented pineapple, which has a more liquory taste. This variety is commonly referred to as Chicha Andina and is a typical Christmas time beverage.
'If only they could talk' has been said of many things. Now it is the emerging reality of roads, needing to actively communicate with the people and the vehicles they support. We at the Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) explore how best to enable not just the physical connectivity of our roads, but digital connectivity as well. Our research covers the incorporation of digital technology into pavements, into roads which require only minimal closures for routine maintenance, into innovative and sustainable road building materials, as well as into alternative applications for roads, such as power generation, stormwater capture and communications.