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The Karagöz puppets reflect on the culture shock of seclusion


; We awoke in Tulum, Mexico, after our long trip and long stop at La Carretta in Miami, for too much delicious Cuban food. And soon enough, there we were, in the hotel, bellies full of good Mexican breakfast, and … Continue reading

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To burqini or not to burqini: A sea change floats my way


…and there it was,  a young lady in her burqini, sweeping and swaying her way across the deck of the Kos Island-bound feribot I wrote about when I last saw you (you can catch up here). As we tried not … Continue reading

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‘Burqini’ street theatre vs. the ‘skinny bitch’ hegemony: Part II


When I last left you, I was on my way to Kos Island, in Greece and, more importantly, was in the midst of a détente with Kenne and the chorus of dancing shadow puppet ladies, who vehemently opposed my plan … Continue reading

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