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Category: People and Culture

JAPAN: They all read manga

In Japan, people of all ages read manga. Manga are comics and cartoons created in Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century. The […]

COSTA RICA: Tico with fresh fish

“They are all Ticos.”. Costa Rica is not a simple country, when it comes to ethnic and racial background. Ticos, or Costa Ricans, come in all shapes, sizes, and colours. Today, […]

SRI LANKA: Tamil plantation workers

In Sri Lanka tea can only be harvested by Tamil workers (“Tea Pluckers“). Tamil plantation workers brought here from India in the late 1880s. This work is still underpaid in Sri Lanka. […]

ICELAND: Traditional turf houses

While driving on Iceland roads you can find many traditional turf houses. They were the product of a difficult climate and offering superior insulation. The common Icelandic turf house would […]