Harrison Jacobs, provided by Published 8:04 am PST, Thursday, December 27, 2018 Harrison Jacobs/Business Insider After years of instability, tourists are starting to come back to Egypt, a country that was once one of the premier destinations in the world, with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking desert landscapes, arguably, the greatest collection of ruins, temples, and artifacts in the world. I decided to make the trip to Egypt this year after dreaming of visiting since I was a kid. While the historical sights and scenery lived up to expectations, I found myself constantly frustrated by the feeling that I'd been taken advantage of by guides, that tour operators were cutting corners, or that people were outright lying to me. It had long been a dream of mine to visit Egypt. Sitting on the Mediterranean, the country is blessed with gorgeous beaches, breathtaking desert landscapes, a pleasant, warm winter climate, and, arguably, the greatest collection of ruins, … [Read more...] about I’m convinced Egypt could be the greatest tourist destination in the world if it weren’t for a troubling pattern that nearly ruined my trip
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Art & Design Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Art & Design | Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance Supported by ByNina Siegal Dec. 3, 2018 AMSTERDAM — Johannes Vermeer, whose acute eye captured the quiet beauty of Dutch domestic life, was not a prolific artist: Just 36 paintings are widely acknowledged as his work. Still, anyone who wanted to see them all had to travel far and wide — to New York, London, Paris and beyond. Until now. The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which owns what is perhaps Vermeer’s best-known masterpiece, “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to build an augmented-reality app that creates a virtual museum featuring all of the artist’s works. For the app, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has contributed images of all … [Read more...] about Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance
Mark Abadi, provided by Published 7:45 am PDT, Saturday, August 18, 2018 Time Out The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Livability Index, measuring the most livable cities in the world. For the first time in eight years, Melbourne, Australia, did not finish in the No. 1 spot. The cities were judged by metrics like crime rates, healthcare quality, infrastructure, and levels of corruption. The US had several cities on the list, but none in the top 20. Recommended Video: Now Playing: Hint: It’s nowhere near the U.S. Media: Fortune Although it's hard to find a perfect match, a few select cities have the perfect combination of factors that make them the most livable in the world. The Economist Intelligence Unit released its annual Global Livability Index, and for the first time in eight years, Melbourne, Australia, did not take the top spot on the list. The Economist ranked 140 major cities by averaging the results of five … [Read more...] about The 50 most livable cities in the world in 2018
Is the presidency just too big to handle? John Dickerson, co-host of "CBS This Morning" penned a lengthy cover story for The Atlantic on how the magnitude of the office itself might be its own greatest impediment. He sat down with Atlantic editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg for an interview in the new "Face the Nation" studio to dive deep into the scale of the presidency. JEFFREY GOLDBERG: Hello, and welcome to the first and possibly last edition of "Face the Atlantic." I'm Jeffrey Goldberg, the editor-in-chief of The Atlantic and my guest is John Dickerson, Atlantic contributing writer who also has a day job at CBS, co-host of "CBS This Morning," former moderator of "Face the Nation" and author of The Atlantic magazine's cover story, "How the Presidency Became Impossible." And we're going to talk today about the presidency. John, you know more about the presidency than many people including presidents. It's disconcerting how much you know about the presidency. So let's just jump … [Read more...] about POTUS: The hardest job in the world?
Will Martin, provided by Published 11:54 pm, Thursday, April 19, 2018 Joe Penney/REUTERS Every year consultancy firm releases a ranking of the cities with the highest quality of life in the world. The cities are broadly speaking, large conurbations in the Western world, with a handful in east Asia and Australia. But where are the cities with the worst quality of life? Business Insider took a look. The cities are generally in Africa and the Middle East, where war, poverty, and weak infrastructure are common. Quality of Living Index, which looks at the cities that provide the best quality of life. The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer. Looking at 450 cities across the world, Mercer takes into account the following metrics to judge which cities made the … [Read more...] about The 23 major cities with the worst quality of life in the world