Born in the USA, Made in France | Geography Education | Scoop.it France — the land of haute cuisine, fine wine and cheese — would be the last place you would expect to find a thriving fast-food market. In a country known for its strong national identity and anti-globalization movement, it seems improbable that McDonald’s could have survived the onslaught of French social and political activism. In 1999, José Bové, an agricultural unionist, became a hero to anti-globalization supporters when he and his political group, Confédération Paysanne, bulldozed a McDonald’s in Milau, France, to protest against U.S. trade restrictions on French dairy products. With bullhorn in hand, he declared to the television news cameras: “We attacked this McDonald’s because it is a symbol of multinationals that want to stuff us with junk food and ruin our farmers.” Local Responsiveness Burger King — arguably McDonald’s largest competitor in the world — entered the French market in 1981 but closed its 39 stores in 1997. Fireplaces and Flatscreen TVs Suppliers as Partners
Bridge and Tunnel Club Big Map See what's new on the Big Map: Hallets Cove Esplanade and Astoria Boulevard in Astoria, Queens (2/17/14); Whitey Ford Field in Astoria, Queens (2/14/14); Juniper Valley Park in Middle Village, Queens (2/6/14); Weeki Wachee Springs State Park, Sarasota Jungle Gardens and The Ringling on Florida's Gulf Coast (2/1/14); Super Bowl Boulevard in Midtown Manhattan (1/31/14); Phoenix Zoo in Phoenix, Arizona (1/24/14); Discovering Columbus Exhibition in Columbus Circle, Midtown Manhattan (1/18/14); Oyster Bay Oyster Festival in Oyster Bay, Long Island (1/4/14); Queens Zoo in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens (9/21/13); Shuttle Enterprise Flyover at the Intrepid in Manhattan (9/19/13); Great Jones Street in Noho, Manhattan (9/17/13); Barclays Center, Brooklyn Flea at the Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower and the defunct Dekalb Market in Brooklyn (9/16/13); Acadia National Park, Portland Head Light and Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Observatory in Maine (8/16/13)
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Here Is Everything I Learned in New York City Wear Comfortable Shoes Yes, there are women who walk around New York in five-inch stilettos. There are also people who like to have sex hanging from a ceiling with a ball gag in their mouth. This world is strange and mysterious. But New York is a walking city, a city of derring-do, and you don’t want to be limping behind. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for What You Want When I first came to New York, I was intimidated by delis, which is a little bit like being frightened of lawn sprinklers. “Whaddaya want?” “Um, what do you have?” The man would look at an expansive glass case of cold cuts and cheeses splayed out before me with a gesture that suggested: What do you need, lady, a map? Sometimes I panicked. You can ask for what you want and suffer the possibility of judgment, or you can pretend you want something else and almost certainly get it. When I finally asked for a sandwich as I really wanted it, the man behind the counter simply nodded. My face prickled with embarrassment. He shrugged.
12 Best Free Summer Events New Yorkers Know About that Tourists Don't If you want a true New York summer experience, join the locals, who mark their calendars as soon as dates are set for these free not-to-be-missed events. Picnic provisions are essential for park entertainment, and in a city where real estate seems to always be at a premium, people will arrive more than an hour in advance to throw down a blanket to claim space. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Magic Beauty Of Italian Coastal Cities I think you would not refuse to live in any of these towns in Italy. There’s a calm, picturesque, sunny and these cities are located near the azure sea. Just paradise! Vernazza – one of five localities of the Cinque Terre. Portofino – small fishing town located in the province of Genoa. Atrani – a municipality in Italy, located in the region of Campania, is subject to the administrative center of Salerno. Ravello – a popular resort. Sorrento. Rapallo – a resort city (since 1957) on the Ligurian coast, the waters of the bay of the same name, to the south-east of Genoa. Lerici. Castiglioncello, a small town in Italy, Tuscany. Manarola – a small fishing village in Liguria, northern Italy.
43 Places Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 2) Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island, Hong Kong Fernando De Noronha - Brazil Spirit Island, Magligne Lake, Alberta, Canada Rice Field Terraces in Yunnan, China Bern, Switzerland Coron Palawan, Philippines Rocky Village, Vernazza, Italy Porto Katsiki, Lefkada Island, Greece Lower Lewis River Falls - Gifford Pinchot National Forest - Washington, USA Pangong Tso Lake in the Himalayas Golden Eye Hotel - St. Golden Horn, Brac Island - Croatia Soneva Fushi, Maldives Alentejo, Portugal Etretat, Normandy, France The Pearl Waterfall, Jiuzhaigou Valley, China Norway Awa’awapuhi Trail Kauai, Hawaii Santa Domenica nel Salento Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) Discovered a place we should include in Part 3 of Amazing Places?
12 Less Visited Countries and Why You Should Go There Now We travel to experience something different, to go places our friends haven’t been and regale them with our backpacking tales of far off countries when we get back, but these days everyone seems to be on the same trail. If you’re looking to get off the beaten track this year then maybe you should try one of these countries. Whether it’s due to geographical location or a turbulent history, the following countries have amazing sights and cultures to offer but have stayed under the radar. This isn’t an exhaustive list and they aren’t necessarily the least visited in the world (otherwise you’d be left with a list of tiny islands and Liechtenstein) but they certainly might inspire you! Want to plan a trip around these locations? Click on Price this trip on the map below to customize, price, and book your multi-stop trip! North Korea Almost untouched by tourism, North Korea lets in very few westerners each year and you enter strictly on the government’s terms with an approved tour guide. Myanmar
Italy Trip Planning: 24 Resources You'll Want Italy is one of the top tourist destinations in the world, and it has claimed that status for many hundreds of years. We all know people who have visited and swooned over the country, and you’d think if everyone’s already been there (which often seems true) that the influx of visitors would slow down – but that’s clearly not the case. Anyone who has tried to take a leisurely stroll across a jam-packed piazza or wedge onto yet another crowded bus can attest to the fact that Italy is as swarmed with tourists now as it has been for decades. With all the collective Italy travel knowledge that’s swimming around out there, however, planning your own Italy trip can feel daunting. This is a country with more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other, and what feels like more world-famous historic and artistic attractions per square meter than should be allowable by law – not to mention the abundance of riches in the food and wine departments. You don’t have to throw in the towel.