It has specifically mentioned a culinary tour along the Mekong River. The New York Times’ recommendation comes as food tourism emerges as a rising trend, prompting tour companies and cruise lines to organize tours led by accomplished chefs around the world. The chefs serve as tour guides, introducing the quintessence of local cuisine and culture to guests. The APT travel group is launching a new food tour next month in Vietnam, led by Vietnamese-Australian celebrity chef Luke Nguyen. The 14-day tour will take guests through the alleyways of Ho Chi Minh City to meet his relatives, visit their kitchens, and take a trip down to market stalls to buy ingredients, the New York Times said. The highlight of the tour will be the chance to join the famous chef in cooking while sailing down the Mekong River. A food tour along the Mekong River will take tourists to explore the quintessence of local cuisine and culture. Photo by … [Read more...] about A food tour of Vietnam is not to be missed: New York Times
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Law enforcement officers on Friday shot and killed one of two prisoners who broke out of a maximum security prison in New York three weeks ago and were pursuing a second escapee near the Canadian border, authorities said. Richard Matt, a 49-year-old convicted murderer, was killed by U.S. Border Patrol officers after he was spotted in a wooded area in the town ofMalone, the New York State Police said. Police were still combing the vicinity for Matt's accomplice, David Sweat, a 35-year-old who was imprisoned for killing a sheriff's deputy. "You never want to see anyone lose their life, but I would remind people that Mr. Matt was an escaped murderer from a state prison," New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said at a news conference. "Mr. Matt killed two people that we know about." Authorities said they have no evidence to confirm the whereabouts of the second escapee but have no reason to believe he was not with Matt recently and still in the area. Malone lies 27 miles (43 km) … [Read more...] about New York prison escapee killed by police, accomplice still at large
Divers battled vicious currents in the Hudson River to find the engines from a US Airways Airbus that crashed with no loss of life thanks to what is being called the pilot's heroism. The disappearance of the engines in the fast-flowing and icy cold river off New York severely complicated attempts to understand why the Airbus suddenly lost power Thursday, forcing the captain to ditch. The plane, now semi-submerged and moored at a dock, will be raised Saturday at 10:00 am (1500 GMT), Kitty Higgins, a member of the investigating National Transport Safety Board, told a press conference. Until then the black box voice and data recorders, located in the tail of the semi-submerged plane, are also out of reach. Initial reports from aviation officials suggested that the plane collided with a flock of birds, possibly geese, causing disastrous damage to the engines. "If there was any kind of damage as a result of birds, my understanding is this will show up" in the missing engines, Higgins said. … [Read more...] about Missing engines hamper New York air crash probe
New York has passed into law tough new rules governing how child models can work, hailed by campaigners Tuesday as a step toward ending rampant exploitation. It is likely to have a significant impact on casting for catwalk shows and magazine shoots in New York, one of the most iconic fashion capitals of the world. In an industry that lionizes youth and rail-thin figures as the beauty ideal, top models can be scouted at a young age for rigorous international careers. The new law is the latest attempt to inject regulation into an industry that has courted controversy for eating disorders, racism and sexual harassment. The bill, which warned that child models are frequently exposed to sexual harassment and lacked financial and education protection, will take effect in 30 days. The Council of Fashion Designers of America said the changes would greatly impact the casting of models for New York Fashion Week in February. The legislation limits young models' working hours and … [Read more...] about New York tightens rules for child models
Sandy, one of the biggest storms ever to hit the United States, battered the nation's eastern seaboard on Tuesday, swamping New York City streets with record levels of floodwater, blacking out power to millions of people and bringing transportation to a halt through much of the region. … [Read more...] about New York paralyzed as Sandy slams into eastern U.S.