Boasting the largest private collection of Turkish and Ottoman coffee paraphernalia in the world, a Turkish couple has set their sights on establishing a unique coffee museum while also educating the public by loaning out pieces of their vast collection to prestigious exhibitions. Collecting and contributing to the Turkish coffee culture became a lifetime endeavor […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 27, 2021

It may have had an inauspicious start, but Apple Maps has added so much reliability, and so many features that it’s now a fully-loaded, highly attractive mapping app. Today, changes promised for Apple Maps for iOS 15 have just gone live. Oh, and you don’t need to update your iPhone—the changes have happened server-side so […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 26, 2021

Crowds were treated to spectacular aerial displays as the latest edition of the Malta International Air Show began on Saturday afternoon, with aeroplanes from various countries taking to the skies above the island. The air show, first held in 1993, is taking place on Saturday and Sunday with flying displays happening around Qawra from 3pm […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 25, 2021

Malta, an archipelago in the Mediterranean is now welcoming digital nomads from non-European countries with a newly launched Nomad Residence Permit intended to give third country nationals, including from the US & Canada, the opportunity to work remotely from Malta for a temporary period. This initiative will be open to COVID-19 vaccinated applicants only. Malta […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 23, 2021

The 23rd edition of the “Travelexpo” Global Tourism Exchange opens in Città del Mare di Terrasini on Saturday 25 September and will end on Monday 27 September 2021 for the recurrence of the “World Tourism Day”. Confirmed the presence of the foreign press led by Tunisia former tourism minister Tijani Haddad, president of the International […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 23, 2021

Along with social distancing and vaccination campaigns, face masks are being used in almost all countries as nations fight the new coronavirus pandemic. However, around the world, huge numbers of face masks are not disposed of properly and have instead ended up dumped in the countryside or the sea, where marine life can mistake them […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 18, 2021

Gürsu, a town in Turkey’s northwestern Bursa province, was shortlisted for the European Destination of Excellence (EDEN) 2022 competition. The list also includes two Danish cities, Middelfart and Thisted. The EDEN comprises regular competitions to select an emerging “destination of excellence” based on the commitment to social, cultural and environmental sustainability. The cities convinced the […]

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