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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With a skyline crowded with ever-more luxury towers, the construction of another Manhattan skyscraper wouldn't normally be remarkable. But the American Copper Buildings going up on the East River -- a complex of two towers with 764 apartments, panoramic views and a huge entrance hall with a doorman -- is different. Planned just after deadly Hurricane Sandy ravaged New York in October 2012 -- sounding another alarm about the mounting effects of climate change -- it was designed with new threats in mind, reflecting how the real estate world is evolving to account for global warming, in contrast to President Donald Trump's moves to roll back environmental protection. The huge storm killed more than 40 people in New York, paralyzing the U.S. financial capital for days. JDS, the company developing the American Copper Buildings, bought the land for the project around the same time. "The whole thing was a lake, we could have toured the site in a canoe," said Simon Koster, a principal at … [Read more...] about New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
New York authorities announced they had arrested and charged a US Al-Qaeda sympathizer for plotting to build pipe bombs to kill government workers and returning US troops. City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said 27-year-old Jose Pimentel, a native of the Dominican Republic who became a US citizen and converted to Islam, had gleaned his bomb-making knowledge from an online magazine published by slain radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaqi. One of the articles published by the magazine was titled "How to make a bomb in the kitchen of your mom." Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Sunday Pimentel was targeting police, postal facilities and others and said he was a "lone wolf" without affiliation to foreign terrorist organizations. "He was not part of a larger conspiracy," said the mayor. Kelly said Pimentel, though not affiliated with an outside group, was a follower of Awlaqi, who was killed in a US raid earlier this year. "He talked about changing his name to Osama Hussein, to celebrate … [Read more...] about US man charged in foiled New York bomb plot
Aaron McConnell doesn't mind sharing a kitchen with seven neighbors. He's fine in living quarters with just enough room for a twin bed, a corner desk and little else. Closets? Forget about it - he stores his clothing and other possessions on shelves and hooks. It's also affordable for McConnell, 28, who pays $737 a month for his apartment in Seattle as he embarks on a career in civil engineering. Tiny apartments like McConnell's are cropping up in major cities around the country to meet the demand of people who are short on cash but determined to live in areas with otherwise pricey rents. Micros, also known as "hostel-style" apartments, usually offer less than 200 square feet (18.5 square meters) including private bathrooms, and they typically come furnished, sometimes with built-in beds and other amenities to save space. Most feature a group kitchen that may be shared among eight units, although units in McConnell's complex are equipped with microwave ovens and small … [Read more...] about Big city, tiny apartment: small-scale living is new trend in U.S.