8. Stay for Christmas There's nowhere quite like NYC at Christmas time, from shopping at Macy's on 34th Street to the famous Rockefeller Center tree and ice-skating beneath the 'scrapers in Central Park. This is the best time of year to catch a show, poke your nose up against the window displays, and if you stay to New Year's, join the throngs in Times Square. Our advice? If you're in the crowds, keep bathroom breaks to a minimum. - VN While you're at it: It's worth sticking around for the January sales, which start right after Christmas. The weather's cold, but the prices are hot. 9. Take a Sex and the City Tour You can't turn a corner in NYC without finding a movie location - from Marilyn Monroe's favourite subway grate at Lexington and 52nd to the Ghostbusters firehouse in Tribeca (14 North Moore and Varick). SATC locations are peppered all over, and this 3.5-hour bus tour takes you around some of Carrie Bradshaw and co's favourite haunts, from an adult boutique to the altogether … [Read more...] about The New York Bucket List: 25 things to do in the Big Apple before you die!
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Wales politics 4 November 2017 Share this with Facebook Share this with Twitter Share this with Messenger Share this with Messenger Share this with Email Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-politics-41833226 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A lack of nursery places means some parents will not be able to access a Welsh Government promise of 30 hours of free childcare, a report has warned.On average two hours and 40 minutes of care is available per … [Read more...] about Lack of childcare places to meet pledge
Spaniards sleep fewer hours and work longer days than their European neighbors, but are less productive. At the same time Spain fails to attract overseas talent, while tens of thousands of well-educated Spanish youngsters are heading abroad in search of work. The country also has one of the EU’s highest school drop-out rates and a work culture hostile to the needs of families with young children. Meanwhile, its birth rate is fast approaching negative as its population ages. In short: it’s the perfect storm. It’s long been a cliché that Spain is a great place to live but a terrible country to work, and over the last five years, as the economic crisis has bitten deeper, many of those lucky enough still to have a job are finding themselves working harder, often for lower wages and with fewer resources, as their employers strive for greater competitiveness. While it’s true that official figures for the average number of working hours have fallen in recent … [Read more...] about Spain – A great place to live, a terrible place to work?
As soon as I say one word in my unpolished American accent, I can feel stranger’s eyes turn to look at me. Their glimpses have a glint of curiosity and within seconds they’ll disappear, going back to whatever they were doing before. As for what they are thinking, I’ll never know. I have spent the past four months working as an intern on my year abroad at the Independent and for the first time in my life, I’m an outsider— and as an American, this is one of the best things that could ever have happened to me. Over the last few months, I’ve imagined that when people hear my voice they are thinking something like: “why are you here?” or “what do you think of this whole Trump situation?” In reality, I’m sure most people just want me to get out of their way and couldn’t care less about my nationality. But now I've noticed that I'm much more self-conscious about being from the US than I was before. After all, … [Read more...] about I’m an American who has spent the last four months living in London – and I’ve realised that our nations couldn’t be more different
While you're at it: Lake Ontario's winelands, nestled between Toronto and Niagara Falls, make for a great day trip from the big city (winecountryontario.ca). Do it: cabottrail.travel 13. Take off HeliSkiing in British Columbia Are you bored of run-of-the-mill ski lifts and blue slopes? Craving a little more excitement on your skis? Well, throw a helicopter into the mix, and adventure is all but guaranteed. On this jaunt, a chopper will drop you into the stunning mountain wilderness of British Columbia for an off-piste experience you'll never forget. The terrain is huge, and the log cabins you'll sleep in are utterly adorable. - NB While you're at it: Practise your Torvill and Dean moves at the Olympic Plaza in Whistler (whistler.com), which opens as an ice rink in the winter. Do it: Scott Dunn (scottdunn.com) has an eight-night luxury, bespoke Ski Canada Adventure itinerary from €8,100pps B&B, including flights and transfers. 14. Skate on the Canal in Ottawa The 202km-long … [Read more...] about The Canadian Bucket List: 30 things to do in Canada before you die!