Cover Photography © Marianna F. | Trenchtown, Jamaican Rastas

Around the World on Fridays (“J”)

“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So, when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live!” Bob Marley

Today: Jamaica | Japan | Jordan

Cover Photography © Marianna F. | Trenchtown, Jamaican Rastas

 

JAMAICA

Photo © Alija Kamber | “Captain Crazy”, tour guide in Nine Mile, The Bob Marley Mausoleum

Photo © Alija Kamber | “Captain Crazy”, tour guide in Nine Mile, The Bob Marley Mausoleum

Did you know?

10 Things to Know About Rastafari Beliefs

When most people hear the word “Rastafari,” they think of men with dreadlocks, of smoking ganja, and of men with dreadlocks smoking ganja. Basically, they think of Bob Marley. In fact, Rastafari is a very serious philosophy that takes much direction from the Bible. While there are some people who claim to be Rastafari just as an excuse to do drugs, there are many true believers, and the public idea of them is often quite inaccurate. (Gregory Myers)

Not All Rastafari Smoke Weed | They Call Halie Selassie The Second Coming of Christ | Ital Diet | Your Body Is a Temple | Don’t Call Them “Rastafarians” | Down with Babylon | The Return to Africa | Their Own Lyaric Dialect | Grounation Day | The Rastafari Colors | Read all here.

 

JAPAN

Photo © Eric Lafforgue | Japan

Photo © Eric Lafforgue | Japan

Did you know?

Japan’s centenarian population tops 60,000. Hitting a record high for the 45th consecutive year, Japan recorded a number of more than 60,000 people aged 100 or older. It is expected that Japan will have by 2050 the most centenarians in the world.

As of 2013, Japan had the highest average life expectancy in the world, with women living to an average of 86.3 years. The government predicts even more people, 39,000 in total, will turn 100 in 2018. Just over a quarter of Japan’s population is aged 65 and over, according to the World Bank, and the Ministry of Labor, Health and Welfare has warned that an extra one million care workers must be found to cope with the aging population by 2025, when the share of people aged 65 and over is forecasted to be 40%.

 

JORDAN

Wadi Rum, Jordan | Photo: pauleijkemans.com

Wadi Rum, Jordan | Photo: pauleijkemans.com

Did you know?

Almost every movie that you have seen about Mars had at least some of its scenes filmed in Wadi Rum, Jordan. Wadi Rum, also known as The Valley of the Moon, is a valley cut into the sandstone and granite rock in southern Jordan. Movie reference list: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Red Planet (2000), Passion in the Desert (1998), The Face – Rock Climbing (BBC Documentary), Krrish 3 (2013), Prometheus (2012), May in the Summer (2013), The Frankincense Trail (BBC Series), The Last Days on Mars (2013), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), The Martian (2015), Theeb (2014). Matt Damon, who plays an astronaut stranded on Mars for more than a year (The Martian): “I was in awe of that place, it was really, really special,” he said. “One of the most spectacular and beautiful places I have ever seen, and like nothing I’ve ever seen anywhere else on Earth.”

 

Around the World on Fridays: A visual experience of people portraits and a curiosity glimpse into alphabetically selected countries for each post & regular updates in “A Country a Day” (*) on Madalina Dobraca People & Culture Boutique. For the love of humans everywhere!

(*) “A Country a Day” is a mini-project I started on the 4th of June 2016, aiming to alphabetically cover each country of the world through a daily photo-pictorial illustrating the unique and diverse personalities of the featured countries. Enjoy the variety and beauty of people and cultures every day!

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