By Michelle Robertson, SFGATE Updated 4:00 am PDT, Tuesday, May 14, 2019 Bakersfield, Calif., is a great place to live, according to SFGATE readers. Bakersfield, Calif., is a great place to live, according to SFGATE readers. Photo: LPETTET/Getty Images Photo: LPETTET/Getty Images Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 Bakersfield, Calif., is a great place to live, according to SFGATE readers. Bakersfield, Calif., is a great place to live, according to SFGATE readers. Photo: LPETTET/Getty Images Is this inland California city the next Sacramento? 1 / 15 Back to Gallery "Maybe you should leave your bubble sometime and venture out to visit someplace that doesn't require a tetanus … [Read more...] about Is this inland California city the next Sacramento?
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(CNN) — Your business trip might be more basic airport hotel than five-star city center establishment, but wherever you're staying, being a traveling executive can add up. Plus, some cities are pricier than others -- whether it's picking up a sandwich on the go or grabbing a bottle of water. Planning your next conference abroad? Management consultant ECA International has surveyed cities across the globe to work out which will leave travelers struggling to balance the books on the plane home. New York remains at the top spot -- which ECA says is because of pricey hotel rooms -- but there's been a few surprise admissions and re-entries from urban hubs across the world. New entries Los Angeles is number 9 on the list. Pixabay 2018's list only included two American cities, with New York taking the top spot and Washington DC coming in at eight. This year, Washington's risen up the list to number four -- while West Coast cities Los Angeles and San Francisco are new … [Read more...] about Most expensive cities for business travel in 2019
Deepti Hajela, Associated Press Updated 4:40 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further with a plan to use automated license plate readers to charge drivers who motor into the most congested parts of Manhattan during times when crosstown traffic is at its worst. less Motorists roll south on 7th Avenue in Times Square, Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. Long ringed by some of the most expensive toll roads in the U.S., New York City is poised to take things even further ... more Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP Photo: Julie Jacobson, AP Image 1 of / 9 Caption Close Image 1 of 9 Motorists … [Read more...] about New York will be first US city to charge congestion toll
(CNN) — The most expensive cities in the world have been revealed -- and the No. 1 spot belongs not to one singly city, but to three destinations. France's capital city, which has been one of the top 10 since 2003, moved up this year, while last year's fourth most expensive city, Hong Kong, jumped up three positions, leading to a tie at the top for the first time. The annual survey, which evaluates the cost of over 150 items in 133 cities around the world, features a top 10 largely dominated by Asian and European cities. Rises and falls Hong Kong shares the title of world's most expensive city with Paris and Singapore. Isaac Lawrence/AFP/Getty Images Japan's Osaka moved up six positions, and now shares fifth place with Switzerland's Geneva. New York and Los Angeles are the only North American cities in the top 10, with the Big Apple rising six spots to joint seventh place, a position it shares with Denmark's Copenhagen. The City of Angels (LA) was named the 10th … [Read more...] about The world’s most expensive cities to live in
Viet Nam News by George Burchett* Hà Nội is fast expanding, vertically and horizontally. There are, of course, other quantifiers for that rapid expansion that can be measured with non-geometrical parameters: air pollution, noise pollution, chaotic traffic and so on and on. As the laws of physics dictate: what goes up, comes down. The great number of recent high-rise developments in Hà Nội inevitably affects life on ground level. And that is something we have to accept as part of life in a vibrant modern city, even if we don’t necessarily like it. The laws of nature teach us that the old inevitably makes way for the new, just as Rome inevitably fell to the Barbarians. Still, plenty of ancient Rome remains to remind of its past imperial glory. One wonders how much of old – even ancient – Hà Nội will survive the onslaught of the "new". But that’s not the topic of this story. I’ve dealt with that issue in a previous … [Read more...] about Spray-can vandal making city a ’nasty’ place