learn from a local expert
we were exploring the village of Vrboska on Hvar Island (the main attractions: lovely canals and wine tasting of excellent local wines) when we passed this gentlemen outside his shop. we stopped to talk and he showed us the net he had just finished making and gave a us a brief explanation of how he produced such an item and why his was superior to others. then he invited us into his shop to check out other work in progress. we got a good chuckle when we went inside because on the wall was a life-sized poster of a Chicago Bull (my hometown basketball team) - of course it was Toni Kukoč who played in Chicago but hails from Croatia. it is a small world and there are always opportunities to learn new things along the way, especially if you stop to talk to folks.