Korkoro

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A Gypsy family travels the French roads during the Second World War, followed by Little Claude, a young boy seeking a new family after his parents “left and never returned”. Upon reaching a town where they traditionally stop for a few months and work in vineyards, aviey learn that a new law forbids them from being nomadic. Theodore, the town’s mayor, and Miss Lundi, the schoolteacher, protect and help the Gypsies. Despite this, They are arrested and placed in an internment camp. Theodore manages to rescue them and gives them a piece of property where they must settle. But the Gypsies’ deeply ingrained thirst for freedom makes this sedentary lifestyle difficult to bear. After Theodore and Miss Lundi are arrested for resistance, the Gypsies decide they must get back on the move in order to remain free

Travel to the San Blas Archipelago, Panama- The virtual tour by David Shaw

Lovely molas, in the picture. What do they do during storms? Do the inhabited islands have higher elevation interiors? —- Granny Bear

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Among my favorite places in the new world tropics is the San Blas Archipelago on the Caribbean coast of Panama. The San Blas is part of the Kuna Yala, a semi-autonomous province of the country under the management of the indigenous Kuna people. The Kuna live primarily in tight communities packed onto tiny, individual islands in the San Blas. Hundreds of people will make their homes on islands of no more than a few acres, commuting out to fish in the surrounding waters or manage small farm plots on the mainland.

The Kuna are remarkable, and I lack the knowledge to dive as deeply into their rich culture as they deserve. Suffice to say, the Kuna are largely traditional, holding to their lifestyles in the face of a modernizing world. But the Kuna live on only a few of the nearly 400 islands in the San Blas. There are…

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