10 of the best budget hotels in New York - StumbleUpon Posted on: September 21st in Cool Hotels, Travel by Graham Padmore. 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. A good tip is to book as far in advance as possible, this way you’ll get the best price. The Gershwin This Manhattan midtown hotel is just a block away from 5th Avenue and close to both Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building. Prices from $32 a night.Check prices and availability for The Gershwin Hotel The Jane Once home to salty sailors and Titanic survivors, The Jane is a living work of art. Prices from $90 per night.Check prices and availability for The Jane The Pod The Pod prides itself as a hip, affordable New York City hotel, and its central location and room chic for all budgets makes it a great place to stay in Manhattan. Prices from $89 per night.Check prices and availability for The Pod Sohotel
Fairytale Destinations Is it a dream or is it for real? These places will make you wonder whether you step into the land of magic and fantasy or still firmly stand on the ground. With unearthly nature, unreal landscapes or fairy tale architecture, these destinations will take you far away from your humdrum reality. Picturesque Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. This tiny town in Alsace is famous not only for its magically colourful old town. Colmar, situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, is called the "Capital of Alsatian Wine" - it boasts a sunny microclimate and is the second driest city in France, making it ideal for wine growing. As if being the wine capital was not enough, Colmar, with its pretty squares, fountains and canals, is also called the "little Venice" (la Petite Venise). The Lord of the Rings' scenery of Faroe Islands truly makes you believe the archipelago is inhabited by hobbits and elves. Saksun, Faroe Islands.
Luini’s Famous Panzerotto in Milan: A Quick, Cheap & Amazing Lunch by Jessica | April 28th, 2008 This article was written and submitted for publication on the Italy Logue by Chris Bright. When visiting the historic center of Milan, grabbing a quick lunch can be a challenge since the options are limited to fast-food chain restaurants [editor's note: which you should stay away from!] or more pricey sit-down places. However, the perfect antidote for these uninspiring choices is to make your way to Panificio Luini near Milan’s Duomo. A panzerotto is a unique and fulfilling treat – it is the golden lovechild that would result from the loving union of an old-fashioned raised doughnut and a traditional Neapolitan pizza. Although it has been embraced by locals, the panzerotto is an immigrant to Milan from the southern Italian region of Puglia. The warm, sweet dough with a few simple ingredients is a deal, as well as a meal. On the other hand, you may want to save room for some of the sweet variants, called panzerotto dolce. View Larger Map
Plane Flight 15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe - StumbleUpon Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Although it looks like a castle, Howard is actually a stately home - a private residence of the Howard family that has resided in the complex for more than 300 years. Segovia Castle, located in an ancient town of Segovia in central Spain, started off as an Arab fort in the 12th century. Himeji Castle, also known as White Heron Castle due to its amazing white exterior, is a stunning complex comprised of 83 wooden buildings. Prague Castle, an iconic site of the capital of the Czech Republic, is one of the largest and oldest castles in the world.
How to See the World: Art of Travel; European and World Backpacking; On $25 a Day or Less ImmunoGen's TDM-1 Looks Strong at ESMO Updates with recent stock price. BOSTON (TheStreet) -- The "armed antibody" drug TDM-1 under development by Roche and ImmunoGen (IMGN_) posted a higher response rate and lower toxicity than the blockbuster breast cancer drug Herceptin, according to results from the first head-to-head study of the two drugs to be presented at a European cancer meeting Monday. The data from the TDM-1 phase II study in front-line breast cancer patients are early and very preliminary, but also encouraging because they suggest TDM-1 may be the next-generation successor to Herceptin that Roche has been looking for. ImmunoGen, as Roche's partner on TDM-1, stands to profit as well if the drug is approved and successful. In the phase II study, 137 women with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer with no prior chemotherapy were randomly assigned to treatment with TDM-1 or Herceptin plus the chemotherapy drug Taxotere. More striking was the difference in the rate of adverse events between the two drugs.
Sample Itinerary - Living Bueno - How to Live Anywhere in the World for Free Skeptical Face Travel for free? This dudes crazy right? Today is part two of what I am calling the "Knowledgeable Nomads" series, in which I will be teaching my readers how they can travel the world while ballooning their savings accounts rather than draining them dry. Possibly the most common excuse I hear when urging others to travel and see the world, is the financial barrier that is separating them from partaking in such a journey. How To Live Anywhere in The World For Free By- Rick A. Letter from Franco, my host from my upcoming voyage to Sicily: "Rick, sounds good, I do have a couple of people here, what I could do is give you the country cottage and that way you can have the freedom to do your writing. would you be interested in that?" Franco For the next few months I will be living in a country cottage in Sicily a few hundred meters from the village of Sciacca. I was naturally skeptical and figured I'd come across a salesman promoting his own website in a clever way. 1.
Unzipping genomes ruminations on science, data and computing by Deepak Singh Information, designers, creators and programmers » I’ve been meaning to write about all the good writing at Genomes Unzipped for a long long time, but never got around to it. Probably a good thing, cause today the project announced that all the bloggers on the site are literally unzipping their genomes . and all the code will go up into a github repo (I wonder if this was the reason for some of the questions Jan and Luke had been asking me a while ago) Perhaps some will dismiss this as a bunch of geeks being geeks, but it’s something far more. As always, Daniel and co have given this a lot of thought and list their reasons for bringing this project to life. My 2011 goal is to get my own 23andme data (it’s about time I pulled the trigger) available via Genomes Unzipped. Personal genetics as a vehicle for increased awarenes All opinions on this blog are my own and do not reflect those of my employers, past or present
WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms Greetings from ESMO in Milan - Pharma Strategy Blog Oh my, I can't believe I slept for 9 hours solid last night and woke up with no jetlag and access to the New Twitter interface, finally! It must have been the long walk I took around the Duomo and Brera districts or perhaps the Negroni apperitivo, but hard to believe that is a logical anti-jetlag solution! Today is Super Friday at ESMO, in other words, the corporate symposia. There are a lot of interesting presentations that I'm looking forward to, but they are rightly embargoed and I can't talk about them yet. Sadly, I'm not as big a fan of Super Fridays as I used to be. For me, I'm much more of a purist and a fan of sessions that address pros and cons, controversial issues and with fair balance, then let the audience vote and decide before and after the presentations as that often keeps the presenters on their toes. Ah well, times change, like Mrs Thatcher famously said, this lady's not for changing on the issue for now ;)
Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas