January 26, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Rare snowfall hits Turkey’s Mediterranean cities Antalya, Muğla

As the winter set in across Turkey, Antalya and Muğla in the south had their share of snowfall as well on Monday and Tuesday. Though most of the other provinces in the northern, central and eastern regions have been blanketed by precipitation, it was a rare occasion for the two otherwise warm provinces. In Antalya, […]
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January 25, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Snowstorm blankets Greece’s Athens as Thousands Rescued from Motorway

Rescue crews, including the army, worked through the night to evacuate thousands of people stranded in their cars on an Athens motorway after a severe snowstorm swept across Greece on Monday, blanketing the capital and causing traffic chaos. More than 3,500 people had been evacuated by early Tuesday, some abandoning their cars on foot, but […]
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January 25, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

You Want It, You Got It: COVID Vaccine Symptoms and ‘Nocebo Effect’

The list of potential side effects from COVID-19 vaccines is long. But scientists now say many of the adverse reactions people have been feeling could be caused not by the vaccines themselves, but by the “nocebo effect.” This is when people anticipate a negative response to a medicine and then experience exactly that, even if […]
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January 18, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Making a fresh start: new museum openings for 2022

While the pandemic may have forced museums around the world into an involuntary temporary slumber, builders have been busy. Here are the most exciting new and expanded museums opening in 2022. Norway’s new Nasjonalmuseet has a prime fjordside location in the centre of OsloPhoto: Borre Hostland; courtesy of the museum Nasjonalmuseet Oslo, Norway Opening 11 […]
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January 9, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Tips and Tricks around the kitchen: Stuff you must know

Cooking seems to be a highly complex process, but the moment you get into the kitchen and start trying out new things, it can actually be an enjoyable and satisfying hobby. Here are some tips As someone who loves trying out new things and has accumulated a bit of culinary knowledge, I know many a […]
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January 2, 2022 Mediterranean Observer

Ancient Egypt to Little Red Riding Hood, the red cap of Hermetics

With its history beginning once upon a time in ancient Egypt among gods and witnessing the birth of Hermeticism, to becoming a symbol of anarchists and hopping between American and French revolutions, a simple red cap spins a fascinating tale through history In the aftermath of the French Revolution, Louis XVI, the last king of […]
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December 26, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

COVID-19 overshadows Christmas Celebrations

Pope Francis gave a message of dialogue in his Christmas message as the surging cases caused by the latest COVID-19 variant cast a shadow on celebrations across the world, including Bethlehem. An explosion in cases driven by the rise of the omicron variant has meant a Christmas season tainted by the pandemic for a second […]
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December 14, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Developing a Millennia-Old Tradition By Hani Abu-Dayyeh

Marj Ibn Amer (Jezreel Valley). Artwork by Ra’fat Asa’d. It is becoming very clear not only for us Palestinians but also for many observers of our country that our economic future lies in services led by the tourism sector and its related ancillary services. Palestine caters to a distinctive form of tourism that has proven […]
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December 9, 2021 Mediterranean Observer

Turkey | Bodrum to become Winter Wonderland with Fortnight Fest

Starting on Dec. 18 and running until Jan. 3, the Bodrum Municipality will be hosting a sleigh ride full of events for 15 consecutive days to ring in 2022 right! That’s right, the southwestern coastal holiday town-turned metropolis is gearing up to host its biggest series of events to celebrate this holiday season. In fact, […]
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