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How to rent a flat in France for about a month

My knowledge is that you cannot rent a flat in France if you don't have job there, tax bill and other weird stuff which indicates that you are more french than Charles de Gaulle. Is it true? I'm ...
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Can I spend some time in a real prison as a tourist attraction?

I know there are hotels built in buildings that used to be a prison. Is it possible to do some jail time as a tourist, somewhere? That is without doing the crime and only for a short period, just for ...
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How can I search specifically for cottages/cabins with kitchen(ettes)?

When searching for cabin/cottages on sites such as HomeAway or TripAdvisor, one can select many amenities, such as the presence of a sauna, hot tub, or air conditioning. However, there does not ...
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Is it usual for Japanese sentos to offer cheap overnight stays like their Korean counterparts (jjimjilbangs) do?

Japan and Korea both have similar concepts of communal bath houses. In Japan they are called sentos and in Korea they are called jjimjilbangs. In Korea it is usual that jjimjilbangs offer very cheap ...
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Cooking my own meals in Fajardo Puerto Rico

I'm planning for a trip to Puerto Rico for about 6 days. I will probably stay in Fajardo most of the time. What is the best accommodation that has a kitchen so that I can cook my meals? Also are the ...
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Patagonia by bike: where to find accommodations info?

As a mid-term plan, I am preparing for a bike trip in Patagonia (Bariloche to Ushuaia). Given the length of the trip I expect it will take about 3 weeks (I am planning for ~100Km/day). This means ...
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In which places in China can travellers not stay at just any random local hotel?

I have now heard a couple of times from different sources that in some parts of China you can't just stay wherever you feel like as a tourist. I hitchhiked from the Lao border to the Mongolian border ...
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Cape Verde: accommodation to expect?

What are the usual accommodations in Cape Verde (Cabo Verde in Portuguese)? We are backpacking, hence looking for cheap but clean options. Is there anything available for travellers on a budget?
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How do I minimize total cost of separate flights to the same destination plus optionally accommodation?

My girlfriend and I are currently living in different countries, and meet occasionally for a few days every month or so. We don't really care all that much where we are going, as long as we don't need ...
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Does AirCanada provide long layover (24+ hr) accommodation?

Once I flew from Milano Malpensa, Italy, to Entebbe, Uganda, with Turkish Airlines. After booking the flight (yes, I was young and stupid) I realized I had a 24+ layover in Istanbul so I called ...
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Japanese style or themed accommodation in Melbourne

What Japanese-style or Japanese-themed accommodation is available in Melbourne? I tried doing a search for ryokans in Melbourne, and while I've found a number of ryokans in countryside Victoria, ...
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Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...
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Apartment in Munich

I'm a married man looking for an apartment to live with my wife from February 2014 until April 2014. How can I find an apartment for this time period?
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Is it possible to stay in a palace in Jaipur?

I have been told that it is possible in some parts of India to stay in a former palace. Is it possible in or near Jaipur, Rajasthan, India? How can I reliably book a stay before arriving in India?
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Apartments in Jakarta, Indonesia

I am planning to spend 3-4 months in Jakarta, with my little family (wife and kid) I don't want to stay in a hotel for this long, I heard there are nice apartments with reasonable prices in Jakarta (2 ...
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Are there guesthouses or cheap accommodation on the road between Vientiane and Savannakhet?

I'm thinking of hitchhiking from Vientiane to the Bolaven Plateau in southern Laos. The first big city will be Savannakhet. It's apparently a distance of 466 km (290 miles) so I have no idea whether ...
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What do hotels (in the US) do to control and erradicate bed bugs? How good are they?

Related to this question. I've moved into a telecommuting position that requires me to travel to the worksite once or twice a month and stay in a hotel. One of the things I'm paranoid about is staying ...
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What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs have become a real problem recently, with more and more places reporting outbreaks. What can you do to avoid being exposed to these nasty parasites? If you do get exposed, what can you do ...
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Is there a budget accommodation in Vientiane, Laos with kitchen?

I'm travelling with two chef friends and we'll be in Laos for Christmas and New Year. They'd like to stay in a cheap place (low end of Vientiane price range) which has a kitchen they can use. It ...
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Is a written contract required/recommended for vacation housing swaps?

Vacation housing swaps are popular. I'm thinking about doing it for my place. Is it common practice to have a written contract between the swappers? Or is it something that is on-your-honor?
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How can I find the cheapest private hotel room (as opposed to a bed in a dorm) using online tools?

I tried the standard tools like Kayak or Momondo, but there the cheapest option is always a bed in a dormitory. In particular I was searching for Amsterdam and the first few pages of results (sorted ...
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Can I integrate Airbnb listings with a routeplanner?

I am preparing a road trip this summer. I often use Airbnb to find accommodation. However when on the road finding potential listings in Airbnb can become quite tedious. Is it possible to integrate a ...
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Tel Aviv a good base to see Israel & Palestine?

I'm planning to spend 3 weeks in Israel & Palestine. I'm open to seeing all of the region apart from the Gaza Strip. I'm told the region is relatively small and I could feasibly stay in Tel Aviv ...
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Why do some hotels etc and other accommodation have rules against washing clothes in your room or in the sink?

In some hotels and other kinds of accommodation including hostels and I believe even campgrounds there is a rule against hand washing your laundry in the sink or handbasin, or in your room. I'm sure ...
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Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Mexico?

Is there any roofed accommodation in Boquillas del Carmen, Coahuila, Mexico? Background: We're planning a winter trip to Big Bend National Park but we're not too sure about camping with the cold ...
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Is there a list of hiking shelters in Quebec?

I am looking for possible multi-days hikes in Quebec (Canada) (and beyond but that would be too broad). I keep discovering new places to stay overnight, as there does not seem to be a central list of ...
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Winter trekking in High Tatra, what about accommodation?

We're going to go for a hike to High Tatras in January. Should I be prepared for snow slides/avalanches in winter (and carry tools like shovel, emitter, ...)? Are there any huts or shelters where we ...
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How do I book accomodation without knowing the check out date?

I need to go to Madrid to do something (getting a visa) which may take anywhere from a day to two weeks. I need a place to stay, preferably with a kitchen, to save on expenses. This rules out hotels. ...
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How cheap are the cheapest accommodations in Saudi Arabia?

So I know Saudi Arabia is know for being rich and for not issuing tourist visas. But if somebody were to go there on some other type of visa, such as a business visa, and then attempt some ...
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Student dorms in Stuttgart (Germany)

I'm intending to spend 6 months in Stuttgart in Germany starting from June 2014, and I'm searching for student dorms to stay in for one month until I find a room in a shared apartment. I'm willing to ...
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booking.com: Can multiple people manage one booking?

Well, what the title says. I have a booking but none of my payment cards works for the pre-payment. I asked a relative if I could use their card, but they are hundreds of kilometres away from me. So ...
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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem

Is there any inexpensive, decent Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem? I've learned that the east side tends to be Arabic and the west Jewish. We are trying to stay in a Jewish neighborhood to learn the ...
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How many accommodation types are recognized in German?

Next to the usual hotel aggregators like booking.com, expedia, etc I am using Google Maps to search for accommodation. It really works well if you search for accommodation in the local language. For ...
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Is It safe around Old Market area in Bristol? [closed]

I am a newly UK resident/worker and looking for a place (for me and my wife-but no kids) in Bristol and found some flats at a Saints Court. I did not read bad words about Old Market, St Jude or St ...
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Where to stay for London nightlife?

For those looking to travel to London and enjoy the nightlife, where would be the best area to stay? Requirements are nearby bars, alcohol and 20-something crowd all preferably within walking ...
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Any (dis)advantages to homestay in Ealing as opposed to a Zone 2 area in London?

I looked at Google maps and searched around in forums but I still haven't found an answer to that. There are two options of homestay in London, one staying in the Ealing area and another in "Zone 2" ...
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What is a good town to use as a base to explore the Speyside region of Scotland

I will be in the Speyside region for a couple of days mainly exploring whisky distilleries, I will have a car and a sober driver, I'm just looking for a nice town to stay in for a couple of days. ...
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Does it make more sense to stay in Lido or Venice? [closed]

We'll be in Italy in early October, and plan to stay about 1-2 nights in Venice. For me, Venice is one of those places where you just HAVE to see if you're in Italy. Kind of like the Great Wall in ...
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Renting a flat in Lille for a few months - options beyond Air BnB?

I'm currently giving serious considering to spending a couple of months living in Lille in northern France, mostly to try to improve my French. I'm planning to be there too long for just a hostel or ...
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Where can I stay with a pool in room in north east USA?

My husband and I are looking for a hotel/resort/inn (etc.) that has the option of a room with a private pool. A fireplace and 2 person jacuzzi / hot tub would also be a big plus. The accommodation ...
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Accommodation, sights and food in Maui

I just booked a flight for Maui from 20th October to 7th of November. I am interested in hearing tips related to Maui. I know I can grab Lonely Planet for that, but first I'd like to hear some first ...
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Budget accomodation in Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil?

The Lonely Planet lists two hotels, starting at around 30 euros per night. Hotelscombined.com starts with hotels at around 90 euros per night. Hostels don't appear to exist. Are there any budget ...
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Why are flights with hotel bookings cheaper?

I booked a flight + 4 star hotel on Expedia on Thursday, arriving the following Sunday and checking out Monday, and the total cost was about $820 CAD. Yet flights by themselves cost more, about $860. ...
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Renting an apartment for 2-3 months in Italy

I've used the Habitaclia for renting apartments in Spain short/medium term (2-3 months). I am looking to do the same in Italy. I've tried AirBnB but it seems to be geared for even shorter durations ...
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Self-service options in Amsterdam

I'm considering a trip to Amsterdam with some friends (3-4 people) for around a week in the late spring/summer. Looking at hotel prices seems a little bit steep, and I've had success in the past in ...
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What is the most effective way to post a review for a vacation rental property that lacks a name?

Some vacation rentals lack a name, so they can't be searched on trip advisor or yelp. How do you publish reviews for such properties? I recently stayed in a vacation rental listed on VRBO. There ...
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London Heathrow Airport accomodation for an overnight layover

I have a layover of 15 hours at LHR. Reaching at 6 pm in the evening by BA from Mumbai and departing next day at 9 am to LAX. Does BA provide overnight hotel accommodation and what is the rate if to ...
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Getting into a fully booked hotel?

Perchance where I'm travelling to has really crappy availability in terms of vacancies for when I'm going. All of the hotels near the area are fully booked for the weekend. I called the front desk for ...
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Schengen visa. Proof of Accommodation Requirement

Hey I live in New Zealand but hold a South African Passport still. I will be travelling around Europe with three of my mates in a campervan from August and was wondering whether you still need to show ...
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Annapurna Tilicho Lake without camping?

The Tilicho Lake is a side trek in the Annapurna circuit. Usually, the Annapurna circuit is traveled from guesthouse to guesthouse, without outdoor camping. Is it possible to visit the Tilicho Lake ...