DD TRAVEL: PUT PRETTY PRAGUE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-SEE CITIES

first_imgIf you’re thinking about taking a city break this summer, consider Prague. Think real-life Disneyland, minus the kids. The Czech Republic capital city’s spire-sprinkled skyline features castles, cathedrals and impressive bridges, and every corner has a story to tell.St. Nicholas Church (left) and Prague Castle District in the background copyThings to do:Charles BridgeA free walking tour through the entire city will teach you all you need to know about the royalty and rebels of the country. Admire the beautiful blend of architectural styles, from Art Nouveau to Baroque. In a city where beer is cheaper than water, it’s easy to chill out with a beverage at any time of the day. Have some wine in the grand Prague Castle vineyards or sip beers in boat hotels along the Vltava River.Prague’s Old Town Square is the perfect place to relax beneath the intricate astronomical clock and watch the world go by. The open space is a feast of smells and sounds. Pigs roast on spits, potatoes are stirred in huge pots over open fires and street vendors beat and weld medieval trinkets.At night, Old Town Square pulses out a fairytale feel as the gothic Church of Our Lady before Týn lights up and looms over night-time revellers and street entertainers.Scaling the heights is a must in Prague. The Old Town Hall observation floor provides impressive views of the castle district from right above the city’s beating heart. The entire city is also viewable from a miniature Eiffel Tower on Petrin Hill. The Petrin Tower is set among landscaped gardens which make for a perfect quiet retreat from the hustle of the city streets. Make sure to sample the traditional Czech cuisine of Svíčková – beef swimming in cream sauce topped in cranberry, with dumplings on the side. To say that Svíčková is filling would be a major understatement. Wander away from the major tourist areas and you will be rewarded with interesting restaurants like ‘Nostress’, a chic Asian-French fusion restaurant, or the hip rooftop terrace eatery ‘Cowboys and Cocktails’.Prague is great for the culture vulture who can visit the many opera houses and art exhibitions.Old Town Hall and the Church of Our Lady before TýnA more interactive culture experience can be had by taking a Ghost Tour through Old Town. A cape-clad storyteller leads the way through lamp-lit alleys while he tells stories of the gruesome and alchemic happenings that took place on those very streets. A more relaxed exploration of the city can be taken through one of the many river cruises.Flights to Prague take approx 2 and a half hours. Aer Lingus fly direct from Dublin. When choosing a hotel, consider somewhere outside the city centre as a cost-saving option. The Prague Metro is very regular, and will bring you into the heart of the city in no time.by Rachel McLaughlin DD TRAVEL: PUT PRETTY PRAGUE ON YOUR LIST OF MUST-SEE CITIES was last modified: June 3rd, 2014 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:city breakczech republicholidaypragueTravellast_img read more

As Game 5 approaches, uncertainty looms about Erik Karlsson’s health

first_imgST. LOUIS — Throughout their Western Conference Final against the St. Louis Blues, the Sharks have been able to say that they’ve been in this position before.After all, the series has played out exactly the way the last round did against the Colorado Avalanche: Win the first game at home in impressive fashion but lose Game 2. Come up with a gutsy road win in Game 3 only to have the offense stall in a Game 4 loss.So, here they are again, going home for a pivotal Game 5 with the Blues on …last_img

5 iPhone Apps for Creating Expense Reports On the Go

first_imgTags:#biz#Software Guides I admit, I’m not terribly organized or efficient when it comes to tracking business expenses. Of course, as a technology journalist and a freelance writer, those expenses aren’t particularly frequent or substantial. But I still struggle.Mobile phone apps make this process much easier, as you can record your receipts and track your expenses on-the-go. as they occur. I thought I was a genius when I realized I could just snap a picture of a receipt on my iPhone and store it in Evernote. And while that eliminates carrying an envelopes full of receipts when I travel, that process only fulfills part of what’s necessary in tracking business expenses and creating expense reports.So here are a few suggestions for other iPhone apps that can aid in the process:Receipts Related Posts Ah, the shoebox – after the envelope it is the go-to storage device for many receipts. Shoeboxed provides a paid service where you can mail in your receipts for the company to digitize and organize your information. The Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker doesn’t require a Shoeboxed account, but does use photos of your receipts to create expense reports that can be exported into QuickBooks and Excel. (Free)Fresh Xpense Capture The aptly named Receipts lets you create accounts and categories, and has 5 different types of custom receipt fields for local taxes, payment information, and mileage. You can add multiple photos and even record a voice memo. The app also has a graphing component so you can monitor expenses. Reports can be generated via email, and the app has Evernote and Google Docs integration as well. ($7.99)Expensify Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… audrey watters Fresh Xpense Capture takes photos of your receipts and sends them to the Xpenser.com website, where you can generate your reports. (Free)Do you have a favorite mobile expense report app? (Or perhaps, a better system for tracking receipts and generating reports?) We’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments.Photo credits: Flickr user Jamie A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Expensify can link to your credit card account and import your purchase history. The app will generate IRS-ready receipts for expenses under $75. The app syncs with the Expensify website. (Free)ProOnGo Expense with Receipt Reader ProOnGo Expense tracks receipts and details, and you can export your information to QuickBooks or Excel. The Receipt Reader fills out an expense report for you, based on information from a photo of a receipt. (Free)Shoeboxed Receipt Tracker and Receipt Reader 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lonzo Ball injury, aging LeBron James set off Lakers’ free fall, says World Peace

first_imgColombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag MOST READ LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sisi Rondina takes tough UST loss in stride ‘as long as we learned something’ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Google Philippines names new country director Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants MANILA, Philippines—The Los Angeles Lakers have a litany of problems with just 11 games left in their season.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other “Lonzo Ball made the Lakers better and when he got hurt that also hurt the Lakers,” said World Peace Thursday at Mall of Asia Arena.Ball sprained his left ankle on Jan. 19 in the third quarter against the Houston Rockets a bone spur in that same joint aggravated the injury that put him on the sidelines for an indefinite period.World Peace added that age finally caught up to James who at 34 is playing his 16th season in the NBA, which includes nine finals runs.“LeBron’s a really good player and why he couldn’t do it, I’m very shocked on how it turned out,” said World Peace who won the 2010 title with the Lakers. “He had them at fourth place and he’s not perfect, nobody is.”“He’s [James] not playing defense right now but he’s 35-years-old and he’s not 25-years-old anymore. But you know what, with that being said, he’ll be back.”ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss From the impending reality of missing the playoffs for the sixth straight year to superstar LeBron James not going into the postseason for the first time since 2006, the Lakers are a virtual train wreck.And former Laker Metta World Peace knows what triggered Los Angeles’ collapse from the fourth seed in the NBA’s Western Conference to a disgruntled 10th seed with a 31-40 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsWorld Peace, who’s in the Philippines to support his son Jeron Artest in the 2019 NBTC Nationals, said the injuries to Lonzo Ball and James ultimately led to the Lakers’ [email protected], an @NBA champion with the @Lakers, talks about @KingJames, @ZO2_ and the Purple and Gold. He’s in town to grace @SM_Nbtc’s Coaches Convention, mentor an All-Star selection during the #MadnessInMOA, and watch his Filipino sonJeRon see action. pic.twitter.com/Af5IStqQgg— INQUIRER Sports (@INQUIRERSports) March 21, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View commentslast_img read more