Fashion Statement, or a Statement via Fashion?

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In Panama, your hat can do the talking. Looking for a girlfriend? Looking for a fight? There’s a style for each of those. I attempt to navigate this brim-bound language in Speaking in Hats, a piece Compass Cultura published this week.

And I’m not talking about what we refer to as Panama hats. I’m talking about hats made in Panama. Confused? No worries. I explain the difference in the piece.

Also in Compass Cultura’s issue #12: Juliette Lyons gives us a glimpse into the lives of champagne makers in Cumières, France when she visits her grandparents’ vineyard. And Daniel A. Gross encounters the diaspora of Gottschee, a small region of modern-day Slovenia that used to be a German-speaking enclave for six centuries. Nonsubscribers can read one article free per month.

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About OmnivorousTraveler

Darrin DuFord is a travel writer, mapgazer, and jungle rodent connoisseur. His writing has won numerous awards and has appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, BBC Travel, Gastronomica, Roads & Kingdoms, Narratively, and Perceptive Travel, among other publications. He is the author of Breakfast for Alligators: Quests, Showdowns and Revelations in the Americas (released in July 2016) and Is There a Hole in the Boat? Tales of Travel in Panama without a Car, silver medalist in the 2007 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards.
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