The Statue of Liberty’s Crown reopens for the first time in more than 2 years, You can now spend six weeks in Thailand, visa-free and more in top stories of the day.
The Statue of Liberty’s Crown reopens for the first time in more than 2 years
The public can once again enter the crown portion of the Statue of Liberty — the first time since it closed its doors in March 2020 because the Covid-19 pandemic, reported CNN. While portions of the Statue of Liberty gradually reopened throughout the pandemic, the crown was kept off limits for more than two and a half years until Tuesday.
Statue City Cruises is the only National Parks Service-authorized ferry service, which is open and must be reserved in advance online or by phone.
You can now spend six weeks in Thailand, visa-free
Thailand has reopened its borders, and if you’ve been planning on an epic Southeast Asian adventure, we’ve got good news. Travellers from a whole bunch of countries can now visit Thailand for a whopping 45 days without the need for an advance visa.
Previously, travellers from more than 50 countries (including the UK, USA, Australia and Canada) were eligible for 30-day visas on arrival in Thailand. Since October 1, however, that visa has been extended to 45 days, drastically increasing the amount of the time you can spend exploring the country.
It’s official: this is the coolest neighbourhood in Europe
Each year, we send out the Time Out Index survey to tens of thousands of city-dwellers around the world to give us the deets on what’s happening on the ground. We then combine those responses with the expertise of our global network of editors and contributors, giving you our annual ranking of stuff like the world’s best cities, coolest streets – and coolest neighbourhoods.
This year’s ranking of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world just dropped, and here’s one area thatyou’ve simply got to visit. Cais do Sodré in the Portuguese capital, Lisbon, ranked not just as the second-coolest neighbourhood in the world, but the coolest in all of Europe.
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