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Nordic Nudes

Panorama carries a story in today's issue (28 July) about a group of 30 Nordic tourists who turned up on the public beach at Saranda, having travelled from Corfu, and indulged in some topless sunbathing.

The police were called out to move them on in case they had a bad influence on children and adolescents who were also using the beach.

The adolescents would probably have been happy enough to let them stay.


ITS said…
Oh, noes! Won't somebody think of the children!!?!

/On other related news the sales of vaseline in Sarande skyrocketed yesterday.
//Has everybody else noticed that people who go sunbathing in the nude are usually butt-ugly?
Anonymous said…
Damn it, why did nobody call me about this????????? :)
ITS said…
This story is being discussed as we speak on the Fark servers:

/trying to represent for 'bania
tobias said…
This story made it into the newspapers in Sweden as well, and according to them, the army came to the location and tried to make the Swedish women cover themselves, but they failed to communicate and the women stayed put for two hours or so.
And so Albania got into the papers! All PR is good PR, they say...
ourmanintirana said…
Hi Tobias. Welcome.

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