What is an anecdote? Usually, we think it is a colorful trivial incident. But when Marie-Antoinette learned that the Parisians were rebelling because they had no bread to eat, she answered: « Let them have some sweet buns »! It shows the deep ignorance that a whole part of France had towards the rest of the country. A simple anecdote? No, an instant photo, a « selfie » before it even existed. Lasting longer than big frescos.
This is the reason why the best journey stories are made of anecdotes.