Morning Links: Happy Cinco de Mayo, Lockdown in Hong Kong and More
Travel Blog • Eva Holland • 05.05.09 | 7:45 AM ET
- Happy Cinco de Mayo—or as most Americans know it, margarita and guacamole day. Speaking of which, the new First Lady just proclaimed Mexican food her “favorite food in the whole wide world.”
- Jaunted has the details on a handful of Cinco de Mayo celebrations that are going ahead as planned, flu or no flu.
- World Hum contributor Robert Reid shares his Top 57 Things in Bulgaria. (Ketchup on pizza? I’m there!)
- Britain’s BMI hopes to re-launch its London-Baghdad route, on hiatus for nearly two decades, within the year.
- Free bike borrowing is coming to Lower Manhattan beginning next week.
- The South Florida Sun-Sentinel looks at Havana’s at-risk architecture.
- “CSI:NY” star Melina Kanakaredes sings the praises of St. Louis and the Peloponnese.
- A new study has found that the French spend more time sleeping and eating each day, on average, than any other nationality. Surprised?
- World Hum contributor Daisann McLane has this dispatch from Hong Kong’s Metropark Hotel, where a swine flu lockdown is in effect.