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
It’s Feel Good Friday and we got some good news for ya! So which do you want first… the good news… or more good news?
Good news: We’re so excited to announce that we’ve been given the green light to start making totes again! (Back in April, we were deemed non-essential so we had to stop tote production due to the Governor’s COVID orders).
More good news: For the past 3 months, we turned our attention to making face masks for our customers and donating face masks to hospital workers (don't worry, we didn’t go into hibernation mode. If anything, we got busier producing all these face masks).
Tis the sea-sun as summer is officially here! We’re feeling pretty shore that it’s going to be a great summer! Here’s to shell-abrating good times with great people..