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
I recently traveled to Alaska and have some questions for you.
So if you don’t mind Bering with me, Alaska a few of them…
Did Juneau that the top 10 tallest mountains in the United States are all located in Alaska?
Wikipedia (ahem, my favorite source) defines “pay it forward” as “an expression for describing the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness to others instead of to the original benefactor.”
In other words, when someone does something nice for you, you do something nice for someone else, sparking an awesome chain reaction of kindness :)