Posted in October 2011

Foreign Fuzoku

Foreign Fuzoku

I wrote the following article in mid-2008 and it was published in the dearly departed $pread Magazine the following summer. As such it is quite dated, and somewhat inelegant (OK, horribly written). I was reminded of the piece by the recent publication of this book: Illicit Flirtations: Labor, Migration and Sex Trafficking in Tokyo by … Continue reading

Kihnu: Not a Travel Guide

Kihnu: Not a Travel Guide

I got everything wrong about my visit to Kihnu. It was the wrong time. Early September, beyond the strict parameters of what is accepted as “season” in the Baltic countries. I had already been made quite aware of this rigidity, strolling along an empty beach in Jūrmala, Latvia on September 1st. The sun was bright, perfect … Continue reading