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No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

No cafes, no tourists: Virus empties streets of old Athens

- by Associated Press

It’s been a while since visitors to Greece sought out souvenirs in Athens’ oldest neighborhood. The winding streets of Plaka, laid out long before the city imported a grid system, are lined with closed stores behind aluminum shutters.

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

Dazzling display over the sky: Pics

- by Sangita Shrestha

Vibrant colors excite most of us and it is an absolute thrill to witness an amazing burst of colors over the vast sky. On Thursday, rays of Sun scattered over the Valley's sky that created the colors of twilight.

Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower

Havana, the 'Paris of the Caribbean,' gets its own Eiffel Tower

- by Reuters

Havana was once dubbed the ‘Paris of the Caribbean’ for its beautiful architecture, vibrant arts scene, and flourishing nightlife. Now it even has its own Eiffel Tower. The illuminated four-meter (13-ft) high replica by Cuban blacksmith Jorge Enrique Salgado lights up a corner of the otherwise dimly-lit Arroyo Naranjo southern residential district of the capital.

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

Virus-quieted oceans open window for Shark Week researchers

- by Associated Press

Ocean spots cleared of fishing boats and other intrusions by COVID-19 quarantines saw increased and even unusual marine life behavior - and Discovery Channel’s Shark Week jumped through hoops to capitalize on the brief window.

Coronavirus fear stretches traffic jam in Bhaktapur

Coronavirus fear stretches traffic jam in Bhaktapur

- by Republica

It was 7:30 am and BP Highway, that links Kathmandu Valley with the Eastern Terai region at Bhaktapur was jam packed with vehicles. The exact location from Chundevi to Adharsa Jagati, which had never seen such a traffic jam in normal days, except for Dashain, was congested on Sunday.

Deepak Bajracharya in self-quarantine and all about self-quarantine

Deepak Bajracharya in self-quarantine and all about self-quarantine

- by Kiran Lama/Sangita Shrestha

“The precaution which we had taken during flight and transit was baseless at TIA.  When the government has banned the gatherings of more than 25 people in public places to contain spread of coronavirus, why the bus that operates inside airport was crowded,”

La Tomatina

La Tomatina

- by Republica

La Tomatina is a Spanish festival usually held during the last Wednesday of August in a place named Bunol.

Monkey buffet in Thailand

Monkey buffet in Thailand

- by Republica

Usually held on the last Sunday of November, the Monkey Buffet Festival of Thailand is an interesting occasion. The festival was initially started in 1989 by hotelier Yongyuth Kitwattananusont with the help of the Tourism Authority of Thailand.

Nepal-Korea contemporary art concludes

Nepal-Korea contemporary art concludes

- by Sangita Shrestha

In the eyes of a foreigner, Nepal seems to be the land of mystical art, religion and living culture. And the exhibition ‘Namaste Nepal Kathmandu Contemporary Art’, which is a group exhibition of 21 Korean and 14 Nepali artists, is a way of expressing gratitude and respect to each other through contemporary art.