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Thursday, July 26, 2007
Paris's new bike program
FRESH AIR
On July 14, Paris launched a cheap, accessible bike program for residents and tourists to use practically for free, with 10,600 bikes at 750 stands around the city. Similar public bike programs can be found in Lyon, Brussels, Vienna, Helsinki, Oslo, and Copenhagen. [Ed's Note: See This Just In for updated details]. read more
Dumpling
BOOK EXCERPT
Brian Yarvin has filled his new cookbook, A World of Dumplings, with recipes, tips, and anecdotes related to the various filled pockets and pies found in culinary traditions from Korea, Russia, Mexico, and beyond. We've reprinted a recipe for Cantonese shrimp dumplings, along with a slide show of step-by-step photos illustrating how to pinch the dumpling's edge perfectly. Plus, Yarvin reveals some of his favorite restaurants and just how many dumplings he ate in the making of the book! read more
FROM OUR BLOG: THIS JUST IN
The website eurocheapo.com focuses on the post-backpacker crowd, meaning travelers who are too grown-up to stay at hostels but who don't travel with children and don't insist on luxury lodgings. Most of the hotels it reviews are relatively cheap—say, in the $83 to $193 per night range for hotels in Rome's central Campo dei Fiori neighborhood in high season. read post
THE REAL DEALS
Round-trip airfare on JetBlue and a two-night hotel stay in downtown New York City from $365, plus about $20 in taxes. why it's a deal
Discounted stays and family-friendly packages for a summertime escape to the lovely, coral-based Caribbean archipelago. why it's a deal
Round-trip airfare, three nights in the glitzy modern city, and a sightseeing tour from $1,299—plus about $95 in taxes. why it's a deal
Signspotting
CALLING ALL READERS
Think you're funny? Now you can prove it! Write your best caption for this photo—then come back on August 6 to vote for your favorite entry. And congratulations to last month's winner, Martha Caldwell of Hollywood, Fla. read more
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