Traveler Aaron wanted to go to a place where few people ever go. So he decided to travel off the beaten path and go to one of the least visited countries on the planet.
In the words of Aaron, "Nauru is a small Micronesian island in the Pacific Ocean.
It is the third smallest country in the world and they receive less than 200 tourist visitors per year. I wanted to go there because it is one of the hardest countries to visit.
Nauru used to be extremely resource-rich with rock phosphate. However, due to unsustainable mining practices of primarily foreign powers, the resource is now depleted.
The island is now left with little economic opportunities and serves as a good ‘warning story’ about the dangers of over-exploitation of resources on local populations.
The people I met during my stay on the island were all very friendly and welcoming, and the 'relax' style of life was super infectious.
The name Nauru is derived from the Nauruan word Anáoero which means 'I go to the beach'. What a perfect name for a country!" - Aaron John
Thanks Aaron for sharing this knowledge with us… and for picking up this awesome fabric while in Nauru!
Here’s to "feeling the wind" wherever you are & to feeling good—because after all, it’s Friday!
-the Taaluma Team
Photos by Traveler Aaron John
Agriculture is the backbone of Myanmar’s economy.
There are lots of farmers in Myanmar who work hard to support themselves, their families, and their villages with jobs and food.
However, many banks don’t offer capital to farmers for them to purchase enough seeds, equipment, or animals to run their farms efficiently. Due to this, farm productivity in Myanmar is one of the lowest in all of Asia.
Traveler Christa hit the Otto-bahn in search of breathtaking sights and awe-inspiring adventure.
"Again we're traveling by our campervan in Germany and our trip led through the Bavarian forest, Elbe sandstone highlands, spree forest, Berlin, and finally to the Harz mountain range.” - Christa Beck