Travel Tradition

Whenever I go to a country for the first time, I try to buy a children’s book about a local legend.

While it’s at times a hard find, with a little effort, most countries will reveal a legend unknown to the rest of the world, illustrated for the benefit of the little ones.

In most cases, it’s a story that has been forgotten by the tour guides. And, the book being written for children, it is possible, with some dedication and a pocket dictionary, to read it in the source language.

What’s yours?