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Q&A: I am going to new york for nine days. Does anyone have a good daily itinerary that I can follow?More is better?

Question by New Yorkie: I am going to new york for nine days. Does anyone have a good daily itinerary that I can follow?More is better?
I am going to new york for nine days. First time. I want to do as much as possible. I was wondering if anybody has a good daily itinerary that I could follow? I want to do things close together in one day and so forth. Some of the major things I want to hit are Ground Zero, China Town, Times Square, Broadway, Central Park and it’s museums, greenwich village, sighttseeing cruises, empire state building, wax museum, manhatten mall, museum of modern art, nbc studio tour, skyride, rockefeller center, statue of liberty and ellis island, century 21, frozzen hot chocolate at serendipity, brooklyn bridge, and any other ideas that you think would be awesome. I have Phantom of the opera tickets already and I have a new york pass. We are staying right in Times Square if that helps any, and I would prefer to take the subway or other cheap ways of travel.

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Answer by mr danger
Just 3 things
If you can then change your hotel reservation from TS to the Upper West Side
Doing that will save you money and place you in a much better and non-touristy neighborhood
I mean you’re gonna be in town for 9 days you’ll feel better coming home to a neighborhood where real NY’ers actually live
NYC is a 24/7 city >use that to your advantage
Do the things that have got to be done before 5:00PM before 5:00PM
Go back to your hotel , take a nap for a couple of hours ,freshen up and then go out and play with the City at night
Lastly NYC is the greatest food city on the planet
On the things that NYers worship list Food is always on the top 3 .Take advantage of that by not using any chain restaurants x/c Dunkin Donuts and eating at local ethnic restaurants and getting authentic gourmet ethnic groceries at any one of the hundreds of such places scattered throughout the City and it’s boroughs.

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So, 1st June 2012! I listed all the stuff other people did this day, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?

Question by Mr. marsHmallow: So, 1st June 2012! I listed all the stuff other people did this day, WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO?
All the things that happened on 1 June from 1970 – 2009 [no space] what are you going to do?
Source: http://www.historyorb.com/events/june/1

1970 – Soyuz 9 launched into Earth orbit for 18 days
1979 – Rhodesian bishop Able Muzorewa becomes premier
1979 – Ted Coombs began a 5,193 mile roller skate from LA to NYC
1979 – Wings release “Old Siam, Sir”
1979 – Vizianagaram district is formed in Andhra Pradesh, India.
1979 – The first black-led government of Rhodesia in 90 years takes power.
1980 – 1st transmission of CNN, Cable News Network
1980 – ANC sets fire to Sasol oil installations in South Africa
1980 – Barbra Streisand appears at an ACLU Benefit in Calif
1980 – Beth Daniel wins LPGA Golden Lights Golf Championshipship
1980 – Steve Garvey, hits the 7,000th Dodger home run
1980 – Ted Turner’s Cable News Network begins broadcasting
1982 – Rickey Henderson is fastest to reach 50 stolen bases in a year
1984 – Douglas H Mitchell, QC of Calgary becomes 6th CFL Commissioner
1984 – KWK-AM in St Louis MO changes call letters to KGLD
1984 – Netherlands’ Lubbers government gives 48 sites for cruise missiles
1984 – Weightlifter Alexander Gunyashev of USSR snatches a record 211 kg
1985 – “Just A Gigolo/I Ain’t Got Nobody” by David Lee Roth hits #12
1985 – Viv Richards scores 300 in a day on the way to 322 v Warwicks cricket
1986 – 40th Tony Awards: I’m Not Rappaport & Mystery of Edwin Drood win
1987 – Phil Niekro 314th combines with Joe to have most wins by bros (530)
1988 – “Les Miserables,” opens at Shubert Theatre, LA
1988 – “Morton Downey Jr Show,” debuts in TV syndication
1988 – Train crash in Zeeland Neth, kills 2
1989 – 62nd National Spelling Bee: Scott Isaacs wins spelling spoliator
1989 – Robin Givens & Mike Tyson granted final divorce in NJ
1990 – “Cemetery Club” closes at Brooks Atkinson Theater NYC after 56 perfs
1990 – Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting
1990 – Detroit Pistons beat Trailblazers in Portland for 1st time since 1974
1990 – Dow Jones Avg hits a record high of 2,900.97
1991 – Roseanne Arnold & Tom Arnold wed again, they divorced later
1992 – America West Arena opens in Phoenix
1992 – E Lamps (20 year lightbulb) introduced
Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike TysonHeavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson 1992 – Snowfall in Colorado
1992 – Stanley Cup: Pittsburgh Penguins sweep Chicago Blackhawks in 4 games
1993 – Brooklyn NY begins recycling
1993 – Connie Chung joins Dan Rather as anchors of CBS Evening News
1993 – Guatemala president Jorge Serrano overthrown by army
1993 – Melchior Ndadaye elected pres of Burundi
1994 – FX Channel, Cable Network, debuts
1994 – Gen H Norman Schwarzkopf released from hospital after prostate surgery
1994 – Guns n Roses drummer Matthew Sorum files to divorce Kai
1995 – 68th National Spell Bee: Justin Tyler Carroll wins spelling xanthosis
1995 – Rangers’ Kenny Rogers scoreless inning streak ends after 39
1996 – MTV Movie Awards
1996 – Sony does not renew lease on megatron in Times Square
1997 – 10th Children’s Miracle Network Telethon raises $ 5,400,186
1997 – 1st NY Women Film Festival opens
1997 – 51st Tony Awards: Titanic & Last Night of Ballyhoo win
1997 – Ameritech Senior Golf Open
1997 – Annika Sorenstam wins LPGA Michelob Light Classic
1997 – Donovan Bailey beats Michael Johnson in 150m race
1997 – Heartland LPGA Classic
1997 – LA Dodger Wilton Guerrero’s bat breaks, revealing it is corked
1997 – Vijay Singh wins Golf Memorial at Muirfield Village CC, 14 under par
1997 – Hugo Banzer wins the Presidential elections in Bolivia.
2000 – The Patent Law Treaty (PLT) is signed.
2001 – Dipendra of Nepal slaughters his family during dinner.
2001 – Dolphinarium massacre: an Hamas suicide bomber kills 21 at a disco in Tel Aviv.
2003 – The People’s Republic of China begins filling the reservoir behind the Three Gorges Dam.
2005 – The Dutch referendum on the European Constitution results in its rejection.
2005 – The longest oil/natural gas explosion in the Houston, Texas area occurs in Crosby, Texas. The drill was owned by the Louisiana Oil and Gas Company.
2007 – Jack Kevorkian is released from prison after serving eight years of his 10-25 year prison term for second-degree murder in the 1998 death of Thomas Youk, 52, of Oakland County, Michigan.
2007 – Smoking is banned from United Kingdom’s public places.
2008 – A fire at the backlot of Universal Studios Hollywood destroys several icons from movies, such as Courthouse Square, the clock tower from Back to the Future, and the King Kong exhibit on the studio tour.
2009 – Air France Flight 447 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of Brazil on a flight from Rio de Janeiro to Paris. All 228 passengers and crew were killed.
2009 – General Motors files for chapter 11 bankruptcy. It is the fourth largest United States bankruptcy in history.

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Answer by Regan
celebrate my brother going to brazil for 2 weeks!!!!!

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What’s Obama going to do about this?

Question by Maryn Janine L: What’s Obama going to do about this?
Officials: Missiles show N. Korea skills improving
By KELLY OLSEN – 31 minutes ago

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s weekend missile launches show the communist country is improving its capability and accuracy and are a cause for concern, officials said Sunday.

North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles into waters off its east coast Saturday in a show of military firepower that defied U.N. resolutions and drew international condemnation and concern. It also fired four short-range missiles Thursday believed to be cruise missiles.

South Korea’s Yonhap news agency — citing a South Korean government source it did not identify — reported that five of the seven ballistic missiles landed in the same area, indicating their accuracy has improved.

Australian Foreign Minister Stephen Smith said North Korea’s capabilities were getting better.

“If you look at their most recent efforts, the most worrying thing is not their current capacity in terms of distance or scope but how they have improved,” he told the Nine Network on Sunday.

“We have seen improvements regrettably in their technology and their approach,” he said, emphasizing the latest missile tests were clearly a provocative act aimed at the U.S.

Saturday’s launches on U.S. Independence Day appeared to be a slap at Washington as it moves to enforce U.N. as well as its own sanctions against the isolated regime for its May 25 nuclear test.

An official, speaking on condition of anonymity citing department policy, said the Defense Ministry was investigating the launches and it would take about a week to complete an analysis.

He also said no signs of additional missile launches had been detected, but more were possible given North Korea warned ships to stay away from the area through July 10.

North Korea’s state news agency did not mention the launches. In Washington, the White House had no immediate comment.

South Korea said Saturday that the missiles likely flew more than 250 miles (400 kilometers), apparently landing in waters between the Korean peninsula and Japan.

South Korea and Japan both condemned the launches, with Tokyo calling them a “serious act of provocation.” Britain and France issued similar statements.

Russia and China, both allies of North Korea, expressed concern over an “escalation of tension in the region,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said Saturday in a statement after a meeting in Moscow.

Separately, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Qin Gang said in a statement that Beijing “hopes all parties will keep calm and restrained and jointly safeguard the overall peace and stability in this region.”

The North has engaged in a series of acts this year widely seen as provocative. It fired a long-range rocket it said was a satellite in early April, and in late May it carried out its second underground nuclear test following the first in late 2006.

The country has also stoked tensions with rival South Korea and last month threatened “thousand-fold” military retaliation against the U.S. and its allies if provoked.

Yonhap also reported that the North is believed to have spent between $ 34 million and $ 46 million in test-firing the seven missiles Saturday. It cited no source.

South Korea’s Defense Ministry said it cannot confirm the report.

Associated Press writers Hyung-jin Kim, Kwang-tae Kim and Jae-soon Chang in Seoul, Gillian Wong in Beijing, Tomoko A. Hosaka in Tokyo, Jill Lawless in London, Elaine Ganley in Paris, Mansur Mirovalev in Moscow and Lara Jakes in Washington contributed to this report.

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Answer by Nathan
I’m from Alaska, and I’m convinced he’s going to use every word he can think of … they are derisive, dismissive and on and on. But Obama’s all talk because he’s a wuss and probably doesn’t even believe America is worth defending. I’m convinced he’s going to get us folks up here nuked.

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Q&A: going to china next year what should I do?

Question by : going to china next year what should I do?
Hey everyone I am a 16 year old Australian male headed to china next year with my dad and sister< I am heavily excited about going there in fact I invested my self into looking at the culture for the last couple of months and I have not been disappointed, but my farther has decided to let me choose the tour we should go on, has to be a group, I have allot of questions thoe, First one What cities are the best for a deep connection with nature and there culture. second: What activities are there in china, what should I look for in a tour third: do any of you possible any tours that are train instead of plane but they have to be group and last: i'm planning to go on Yangtze river for 3 nights is this a intelligent choice Thank you. Best answer:

Answer by ohcantoh
Bring a face-mask and plenty of diarrhea medication.
And be prepared, the Chinese are horrible people.

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Nobody will help me. I asked Yahoo to help and they haven’t. My computer is going crazy and it’s brand new.

Question by : Nobody will help me. I asked Yahoo to help and they haven’t. My computer is going crazy and it’s brand new.
I only have the problems in Yahoo. Whenever I am in Yahoo all the sudden I will go from Yahoo USA to Yahoo UK and Ireland to Iceland and even make 15 minute layovers in China. I told my daughter about it and she said ‘sounds fun” i said, “no you don’t understand. I am not the one on the world cruise. My computer is. Yahoo is going global and so am I. or balistic. This ONLY happens on the Yahoo website. I tried changing passcodes but that didn’t work. I clicked the american flag 2O times. my daughter is a computer expert and I don’t think even she can fix it. It can’t be the computer cos it’s 10 months old and a very nice computer. please don’t tell me to click the american flag cos that only works for up to a half hour before it goes back to uk or iceland or china. What am i supposed to do? my daughter can’t come help for another 5 days but I doubt even SHE can fix THIS.

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Answer by Crouching Doggie
LOL… your question is so cute! I’m hardly a computer expert but I was having a similar problem on my PC. If your running Internet Explorer on Windows platform, try clicking on Tools, Internet Options, Connections, and LAN settings, and be sure that you don’t have a “proxy server” selected on the bottom. Short of that I have no clue how to correct this problem, certainly your daughter would know better than me.

I wish you luck.

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I am going with a large group to China with Tibet being part of the trip….?

Question by blnbyrose: I am going with a large group to China with Tibet being part of the trip….?
and then going on a trip up the Yangtze river for a few days. Our group will be about 20 people. We will spend the last 4 days in Beijing. I have been to Beijing once but would like to know if anyone has any recomendations on what to do there? We will be staying within walking distance of Tieneman Square and the Forbiden City. We will see that stuff. Any ideas on cool stuff to take people to when we are there? For instance any restaurants or attractions that you really liked? We will go to the great wall also just looking for a unique experience of something that maybe is not done by your average tourist. We will be on our own so anything is possible. Thank you.

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Answer by REnate
Buy yourselves a good interpreter there are lots of local who will do this for a small sum. Your travel agent may be able to hook you up with an interpreter. Go to the Forbidden City. Your interpreter will tell you other places to see and things to do also restaurant to visit.

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My husband and I are going to teach English in China. Want to know about costs and best living places.?

Question by susan o: My husband and I are going to teach English in China. Want to know about costs and best living places.?
We are also ballroom dancer instructors on cruise ships and want to continue to do that. Other interests include skiing and exploring. Any advice?

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Answer by Ly
It depends on which city are you going to. Usually in Shanghai and Peking are more expansive, but everyone include the chinese wants to live there, and it also depends if you want to live in the center of the city or in the countryside. Living costs would be at least 450 pounds.

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Has anyone here been to TIbet? We are going in June via the new train from xining in China….?

Question by : Has anyone here been to TIbet? We are going in June via the new train from xining in China….?
I am going with about 20 family members and friends some are American Chinese and some are not. None of us have been there but signed up for a tour. After that we are going on a cruise up the Yangtze river info on this would be nice as well. Thank you.

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Answer by BoChOi
dont take a pen they explode at the high altitudes

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Will be going to China and take the new train to Tibet this June, please?

Question by : Will be going to China and take the new train to Tibet this June, please?
answer if you have done this trip or what you thought of it info etc. We are going to Guangzhou to Xining then take the train to Lhasa and spend about a week in Tibet. After we are going to Congquing and take a four day cruise up the Yangtze river. Any tips or experiences would be appreciated. I have been to China a couple times but not this trip. Thank you.

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Answer by Love Shepherd
You are taking a trip that is often done by Western tourists and a fantastic trip over all. If you have traveled to China, you know the pitfalls, but you shouldn’t have any trouble. I did the trip down the Yangtze and it is beautiful. I thought the dam would have messed it up.

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Q&A: I am going to China and would like the name of a guide to show me places off the beaten path.?

Question by Reneemex: I am going to China and would like the name of a guide to show me places off the beaten path.?
I am debating about the Yangtze River Cruise and would like opinions. Also any special hotels or restaurants would be appreciated.

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Answer by Jackie
when i went to china, we used this company for our guide. they were AWESOME and so accommodating to our needs.

http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/

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