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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Jun 01, 2018

Life

Storm in a Coffee Cup: My Tasseomancy Experience in Thessaloniki

  “I see you have two… boys (?)” I smile, “Mmm, no…” “One of each?” My smile widens as I raise my eyebrows. This is my first experience with tasseomancy 

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Apr 17, 2018

Life

Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Apr 02, 2018

Life

A Season of Anticipation: The Glorious Build Up to Greek Easter

Easter in Greece (Pascha) is a whole season, one that for many people already started on Clean Monday (this year, February 19th), a day of kite flying that signals the beginning of Sarakosti – the forty days of fasting to spiritually prepare for Easter. It’s a period that

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BY Yiouli Eptakili

| Mar 02, 2018

Gastronomy

BY Meropi Papadopoulou

| Feb 07, 2018

Life

Winter and Wine on Santorini

I reached Santorini on a cold, sun-drenched morning in early January and, without quite realizing how, ended up

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Feb 01, 2018

Life

Celebrating St Tryphon in Goumenissa: A Warming Feast in the Depths of Winter

Goumenissa, close to Greece’s northern border, is a wine town. On the feast day of St. Tryphon – the protector of the vine – the locals go all out for what is one of winter’s biggest celebrations.

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Jan 03, 2018

Life

Epiphany: The Final Act of the Greek Christmas Season

While the holiday season in much of the rest of the world comes to a gentle close after New Year’s Day, our holiday season in Greece extends a few more days to end with a glorious splash – literally. The twelve days of Christmas (remember the carol of the same name – with the pear-tree perching partridges and leaping lords?) reach their bracing finale on the sixth of January. Epiphany…

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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Dec 23, 2017

Life

How to Get into the Greek Holiday Spirit

Greek Christmas has a lot going for it. It’s at least as festive and abundant as the celebrations farther north, but refreshingly it’s

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