When I watch a film or a television series, I always feel the need to know the behind the scene stories. Such as, why the actors chose to portray the role, the budget for the film, whether the story is accurate or simply a made up one, and all other trivia to get well-rounded perspective on the experience.
I do the same for travel. I aim to learn as much as I can about an upcoming travel destination, and sometimes just read historical events that have shaped the world. Like these ones:
In Cape Town, South Africa, 200 year old São José – slave shipwreck was discovered beneath a popular beach – evidence of the Dutch slave trade – a fascinating read
Recently I find myself not engaging in small talk just for the sake of – heck – I don’t even know why we do it so much here in the states. But the Finnish seem to have it right – or so I believe. Do you agree?
The symbol of not taking bribery is depicted in this small republic which began as an April Fools’ Day joke but has evolved into one of the smallest republics in the world, with its own government, constitution and currency
The root of Medieval Spanish for Bosnian Jews which you probably never knew about
The interesting story of the rare flowers that only bloom every 12 years in India – is worth a read