Life is all about choices, right? Well, the first weekend in July is a popular time to throw a European festival and there were three that caught my eye, all based upon the body. Finland was throwing its annual World Wife Carrying Championships, Austria had the World Bodypainting Championships on a bucolic lake (was going to go to the early festivities on Wednesday and Thursday but opted for a simpler travel plan of staying in Italy and going to Spoleto). And, Edirne, Turkey, on the border of Greece and Bulgaria, was throwing its 652nd annual Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling Festival. Based upon my photos in this blog and the next two, you’ll get the sense that I opted for Spartacus.  

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