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What it’s like to be a gelin in Turkey

I’m just back from another fairly breathless trip to E’s hometown for Bayram (Eid ul-Fitr). Like the last time we went, the week was filled with visiting and being visited, elaborate breakfasts, incredible picnics, going to weddings and henna nights, and (this time at least) a startling amount of dancing (more on this later). Also … Continue reading