I am interested in learning to improve my memory. This has been on my mind for years, but due to one reason or another, there was never enough motivation or time to dig into it. I'm currently on a mini excursion/vacation staying in a village in South Moldova...yes, South Moldova with a Russian hippie learning about perma-culture gardens and eating some of the freshest foods I've ever seen in my Western city slicker life.
So, I've got some time and I've got the recent motivation - desire to pursue new languages but not spend a bunch of time learning, only to forget everything later. So it's time to start understanding memory.
I spent a few days researching memory improvement, memory training, seeing what the experts do and then learned about a number of systems that exist already. Clearly this niche is buzzing with activity. Major Systems, Dominic System, Linking Method, Peg List, Memory Palaces, Locis, etc. at the onset, I had no way to distinguish them from each other, but now that I've spent a few days learning, I've got a better general understanding on them.