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10 of the best budget hotels in New York. Posted on: September 21st in Cool Hotels, Travel by Graham Padmore.

10 of the best budget hotels in New York

Like this Post? The Big Apple may be one of the ultimate city break destinations – shopping, art, sightseeing and so much more. It’s also (like most major capital cities) unfortunately notoriously expensive. So for those wanting to maximise their spending money, you will have to seek out some good NYC budget hotels. To save you the time and the hassle here are 10 of the best budget hotels in New York: The Londoner: Slutty Brownies. Now I don’t want to over sell this, so I’m going to be conservative and simply say, that these are… The Best Brownies In The WORLD.

The Londoner: Slutty Brownies

I know, big statement. They’re called Slutty Brownies because they’re oh so easy, and more than a little bit filthy. They’re best served warm from the oven, with good quality vanilla ice cream (devastatingly I didn’t have any in the freezer this time, so I guess I’ll just have to make them again). They take about 45mins to make, including baking time. The ultimate comfort food, whipped up within the hour. 10 of the Most Beautiful Castles in Italy. Scaligero Castle on Lake Garda Not all ruins and churches, Italy has some of the most beautiful castles in Europe!

10 of the Most Beautiful Castles in Italy

Here’s our list, in photos, of the 10 prettiest castles in Italy. Fortress of San Nicola, Tremiti Islands Castle on one of Puglia's Tremiti islands This sun-soaked clifftop castle is located on the island of San Nicola di Tremiti, in the Adriatic Sea. Aragonese Castle, Ischia Castello Aragonese, near Ischia Located on a tiny volcanic island connected to the island of Ischia by a 720-foot bridge, the Castello Aragonese dates back to the 5th century B.C. Castell’Arquato, Emilia-Romagna This 8th-century fortress isn’t just a castle, but a town—just as it would have been 1,000 years ago, when castle walls surrounded the hamlet to protect it from invaders. Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe.

Traveling abroad this summer?

Phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe

These helpful phrases will open doors and help you gain immediate acceptance. You don't need to be fluent in the language of the country that you are traveling to, but learning some key phrases makes a great impression. If someone hears that you're trying to speak the language, they will give you their respect and help. From saying hello to asking how much something cost; knowing some important phrases will set you up for an amazing trip. Its also a great way to meet and connect with people, you can find a secret spot that only the locals know or the best place to eat in town.

Your pronunciation doesn't have to be perfect, all that matters is that your trying and that means a lot the locals. Here are some helpful phrases in 5 common languages to know when traveling in Europe French, Italian, Spanish, German and Dutch The Basics: Hello: bonjour (bohn-zhoor) Please: S'il vous plaît (see voo play) Thank you: merci (mehr-see) Goodbye: au revoir (oh reh-vwar) Luxury Resort Ayada, Maldives. Luxury Resort Ayada, Maldives Ayada Maldives is a brand new awe-inspiring destination comprising an opulent 112 villa resort located on the 150,000 square meter paradise island of Maguhdhuvaa in the stunning Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll.

Luxury Resort Ayada, Maldives

From the moment you arrive on the luxury resort’s delicate, powder white sands you will be immersed in a fantasy of luxury, quality and style unique only to Ayada Maldives. Delight in the impeccable service and superb amenities of the seven indulgent restaurants, bars and cafes offering world-class cuisine to tantalise taste buds, the extensive 3,500 square meter AySpa Spa & Health Club by ESPA will take you to a blissful level of relaxation. Ayada further includes a kids’ club, scuba diving centre and an array of water sports. The luxury Maldives resort with natural beauty at its heart where you can truly discover the exceptional. About Assif Majid Assif is a freelance British journalist who spends his time between Leeds, Manchester and London. Where to eat in Rome – by the city's cabbies.

"Are you coming to Rome for a holiday?

Where to eat in Rome – by the city's cabbies

" the snowy-haired Italian sitting next to me on the plane asked. "Actually, no," I said. "I'm coming to write about taxi drivers. And their favourite places to eat. " The man, an engineer and hobby archaeologist who was born and raised in Rome, slapped his hand to his forehead. He was not the first person to warn me about taxi drivers in Rome. In other words, if there was any city where taxi drivers were going to take me for a ride, it was Rome. I based this belief on a steak. In New York, I met two female cab drivers who showed me the way to Jamaican curried goat and Puerto Rican mofongo – and convinced me that I could drive a yellow taxi, too, which I did, for a year, chauffeuring everyone from hysterical brides to ex-New Yorkers searching for pastrami. Nerdy Day Trips. Sistine Chapel.

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