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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 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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Amber Charmei

BY Amber Charmei

| Mar 09, 2018

Destinations

3 – 5 Pigadia: Sunday Afternoon at the Top of the World

At the 2005m chalet on 3 – 5 Pigadia, the views are as thrilling as the ride up, and the company is warm. Come enjoy Greece’s mountain pleasures ( …even if you don’t ski).

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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 01, 2016

Destinations

An Art Curator’s Thessaloniki Picks

Where does Eirini Papakonstantinou go when she’s not working at the State Museum of Contemporary Art? “Thessaloniki has been a cultural melting pot since it was founded, and the weight, the gravity of history is visible everywhere. It is this juxtaposition between the historical and the contemporary, a contrast that is at the same time an alliance, which makes the art scene here so compelling.” The State Museum of Contemporary…

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Cayetano

BY Cayetano

| Nov 10, 2016

Destinations

Thessaloniki’s Perfect Mixed Tape

Sounds of the city compiled by Cayetano, composer and music producer

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Sakis Serefas

BY Sakis Serefas

| Dec 03, 2015

Destinations

My Hideaway

Prolific playwright, novelist, poet and scholar Sakis Serefas, Thessaloniki born and bred, takes us on one of his favorite escapes to the mountains of Halkidiki.

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