Despite having one of the best public transport systems in the world, sometimes a car is the preferred choice in Vienna. The Local takes a look at some of the options for you to get around the city. … (Read more)
France: Price of Champs-Elysees address
A Hong Kong investment fund announced Tuesday it will buy the Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysees for 344.5 million euros. The fund, Kai Yuan Holdings, is set to turn the five-star luxury hotel into a high-end reference for Chinese tourists and boost its occupancy rates.
Located in a 1914 building, the Marriott Champs-Elysees has 167 rooms, 25 suites and around 600 square meters of space for gatherings on 7 floors. Until now, the hotel essentially received clients from North America, the Middle East and Europe. … (Read more)
This week my house became a refuge of sorts for a young woman who had to escape from a bad situation. Just 21, she was on her first trip to Alaska, staying with a farming family through a program called Willing Workers on Organic Farms. She weeded and planted and explored the area.
And then, things got less pleasant. … (Read more)
The Arctic Sounder
The KRD’s study “A Financial Portrait of the Young”, which was carried out on a representative portion of young Poles, found that 73 percent of those between 18 and 25 live with their parents, and 42 percent of those between 26 and 30 have also failed to leave the nest.
“Young Poles are afraid of their monthly financial obligations and the consequences of not carrying them out, and so they’re delaying taking a decision about their own flat,” … (Read more)
Tomorrow is the 91st anniversary of the founding of the very first political party of the Turkish Republic. While the Kadınlar Halk Fırkası (the People’s Party of Women) catered to women’s representation in politics, it was never officially recognized. Almost a century later, women may have political rights and be represented in Parliament, but they are still battling for respect and equality … (Read more)
Hungary: What are your plans for today?
Or tomorrow even?
It’s a reasonable enough question, or so one might think. But in Hungary, I have a bit of a problem with it. Why? Because I never get asked it, well, not in the way I would like to be asked.
It has nothing to do with the fact that nobody really cares about what I am doing … (Read more)
The Daily Hu
NEW laws should be introduced to protect people from the kind of online abuse suffered by JK Rowling after she donated £1 million to the campaign against Scottish independence, a Labour peer has said. The Harry Potter author was the subject of a social media backlash after coming out last week in support of the continuation of the United Kingdom in its present form. … (Read more)
*Image of Paris – Champs Elysees street sign. One of the most famous streets in the world, via Shutterstock