An Italian city has just been voted food capital of the world, Portugal is launching a digital nomad visa for remote workers and more in top stories of the day.
This Italian city has been voted food capital of the world
When you think of the world’s food capitals, the usual suspects from to mind. Paris and its intimate bistros. The overwhelming variety of Hong Kong’s street food. New York, with its multicultural blaze of everything and anything.
However according to the readers of a popular travel magazine, the best city for food right now is none of those places. A poll gave that title to the northern Italian city of Bologna, which is also the capital and largest metropolis of the Emilia-Romagna region. And yes, there’s much more to Bologna than just ragù alla bolognese. Bologna and the wider Emilia-Romagna region are responsible for having given us balsamic vinegar, mortadella, parmesan cheese and parma ham.
Portugal is launching a digital nomad visa for remote workers
Feeling that autumnal nip in the air and not liking it one bit? Well, here’s your chance to escape to warmer shores before winter arrives. Portugal has announced a work visa designed specifically for remote workers, which could let ‘digital nomads’ live and work in the country for up to 12 months.
Portugal is joining an enormous number of countries that are looking to attract so-called ‘digital nomads’, which is the trendy name currently being given to people who work remotely and so can live wherever they please. Originally aimed at retirees, the D7 has proven popular with remote workers: it allows anyone to live and work in the country, so long as they earn more than the minimum Portuguese wage – at the moment, that’s €822.50 (£718.40, $804.40) per month – and commit to living there for the majority of the year.
This airline is launching new low-cost flights between the UK and USA
Flying between the UK and USA is getting less expensive by the year, but it still isn’t exactly cheap. While you can get some inexpensive flights from London to New York for just under £330 ($372), usually tickets are much, much dearer than that.
But that could soon all be about to change. The UK arm of Norwegian budget airline Norse Atlantic Airways has been given the go-ahead to launch a load of new routes, which could dramatically increase low-cost options for crossing the Atlantic. Norse is a relatively new airline, founded in 2021. It launched a route between London Gatwick and New York JFK back in August, charging just £255 ($287) for a return ticket. By March 2023, Norse plans to run equally-cheap routes from London to Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Baltimore-Washington, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale.
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