Modern Living: The Pink Strangers

If Gambia's Prime Minister, Sir Dawda Jawara, K.B., had peered out a window of his seaside residence a few days ago, he would have seen a fat, nude 75-year-old Swede standing on his head. Shocking? Not a bit, for over the past four years the residents of this tiny West African nation have shrugged off the sight of Swedes—nude or clothed —who each winter desert their frosty homeland for a gambol on Gambia's beautiful white sand beaches. As a travel brochure puts it: "If you like, you can swim nude alone—so huge are the...

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