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Friendly backpacker place on Lake Victoria?

After a week of work in Kampala I am considering spending this Christmas on one of the Lake Victoria islands. I have read nice things about Banda Island, and I am considering this place. TripAdvisor ...
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Rooms to let in Greece during beginning of July

I used to go to Greece quite some times, mostly in July. We always went for rooms to let, which were cheap, but most of all, was nice to stay with inhabitants instead of (too) commercial hotels. I ...
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Finding a quiet place to meet in San Francisco (or any city)?

I am going to a conference in San Francisco, and would like to schedule a one hour meeting with two people in person and one on Skype, somewhere near the Moscone center. What are my options for ...
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10 hour over night layover in Abu Dhabi [closed]

Me and my g/f have a 10 hour lay over in Abu Dhabi on thursday night, from midnight to 10am. We've travelled through this airport a few times and mainly had layovers of a few hours. What are the ...
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How to find neighboring apartments/self-catering accommodation?

We will be traveling to Budapest soon, with a group of 10+ people. Trying to find accommodation for a group seems to result in rather expensive apartments or the options are already booked. We are ...
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How to determine if a hostel room is a walk-through room?

This summer I stayed in a hostel in Moscow. The ratings from Hostelworld weren't that bad. I have to admit that I have seen places far worse, but one thing really annoyed me: We booked a room in a 6 ...
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Places with cheapest accommodation in Schengen area

A significant part of the costs of traveling is accommodation. In which cities in the Schengen area is it cheapest to find a place to stay? Please assume a double room. I'm interested in answers ...
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Is there still cheap accommodation on Ko Phi Phi? <600B

I know Ko Phi Phi is probably the most expensive island in Thailand but despite the crowds it is still a beauty and worth visiting in my opinion. Last time I've been to Phi Phi I didn't plan anything ...
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Sydney, Australia - for 5 days. With a 6-month old baby. Any tips?

My wife and I are living in San Francisco, CA (SFO) and are going to Sydney, Australia (SYD) for a short trip (5 days), probably in October or November. I will be attending a training for only 1 day ...
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Where can I find a New Orleans rental property for a guys weekend?

We're looking to balance a proximity to the French Quarter and Bourbon street with a reasonable price and comfortable accommodations. I've been searching VRBO, but the listings seem to emphasize the ...
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Precautions to take for travelers when doing short-term apartment rental

I'm considering short term apartment rental (about 2 months) while travelling to Canada and Australia, probably with roommates. What precautions should I take not to get scammed, as well as making ...
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10 hour over night layover in Zurich

Firstly, does Zurich airport allow you to sleep over night in the departure area? (My layover is the middle of winter so I don't want to be sleeping outside.) If not, what is my cheapest option for ...
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Overnight connection in Guangzhou - where do I sleep?

I've found a cheap flight from Korea to Australia with China Southern Airlines but it involves a 15-hour connection in Guangzhou, overnight. I'm pretty sure that as an Australian I need a visa and ...
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Recommendation for web-site aggregating accommodation in New York

I am traveling to the US east coast and I am just looking for accommodation in New York. I know that it is quite expensive in New York, but I am surprised that booking.com has only something about 400 ...
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Does it make more sense to stay in Lido or Venice?

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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Which district to stay in while visiting these features in New York?

I'm looking to stay somewhere in New York around New Year's and I'm quite ignorant of the whole layout of the city. For starters, when I started looking Manhattan turned out to be quite a bit bigger ...
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Importance of hotel location in Cape Town if you have a car

We will be visiting Cape Town, South Africa for a week, and on the recommendation of several friends who have been there before we are renting a car. Having a car limits us to hotels that have ...
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Is there an aircraft hostel in Canada or USA?

Today we talked about hostels in funny locations, e.g. old prisons. Since I'm going to Canada and USA very soon, I would really like to spend some nights in an old aircraft that is now a hostel. Is ...
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Deposits policy for holiday accommodation in Spain

I am in the process of booking an apartment somewhere in Spain and I've been told that I need to pay 30% of the total booking amount in advance to confirm the booking (fair enough) and after that I ...
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How to search for a B&B in Quebec?

Googling "B&B Quebec" sure gives results but what are the good/serious/efficient search engines and more importantly what are the recommended certifications enabling to choose a B&B and being ...
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Backpacking in Pärnu in the summer

Are there any (backpacker) hostels in Pärnu, the "summer capital" of Estonia? If not, how about cozy B&Bs or guesthouses... or well, anything other than big hotel / spa complexes? I'm more ...
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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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Is it practical to live in Stockholm's inner city while studying in Kista? [closed]

I am looking for a place to stay in Stockholm. Question is, where should I look? I want to be near enough to the University (in Kista) to study yet near enough to the inner city to go out and stuff. ...
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What area should I stay in in Christchurch?

Having stayed in Christchurch a couple of days ago, I checked in at a hotel in the centre of town. Christchurch locals may realise the problem with this - because of the closed red zone, there are ...
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Cockroaches: What can be done about them?

Personally, I have not encountered cockroaches, but I wish to know how to deal them if I do. Are there any health concerns related to them? Are they in the habit of sneaking into your bed or luggage? ...
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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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Where should I stay in London with an early Heathrow departure?

I'll be in London for one night coming in from Cambridge the prior afternoon with a 10:15 AM flight out of Heathrow. I'm looking for a nice area with some good pubs to spend the evening. I'd like to ...
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Is a 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 contract between the swappers? Or is it something that is on-your-honor?
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Renting a flat in San Diego for my son [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the easiest way to find a vacation rental? My 20 years old son and his friend are going to visit San Diego for a month in August and I'm looking for a place ...
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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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Web resources or other resources for villa rentals in Europe? (Spain, France, Italy etc.)

Im looking for resources ala hotels.com but only for villa rentals. Does anyone know of any good sites like this?
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Getting married in Madrid, looking for affordable group housing for friends & family

I'm an American getting married to a Spanish woman in Madrid, Spain. I'd like to find some affordable housing for my guests who will be visiting (friends and family) to try and cut down their costs. ...
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How to search for accomodation when traveling as a family with some company

We started traveling with our kids. Luckily they seemed to have inherited the linking of traveling. In our no-kids travel era, finding accommodation was never an issue. Now it has become a major ...
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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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What are my accommodation options when traveling with toddlers through Morocco?

We are going to Morocco with our kids. We intent to rent a car and independently travel a bit through the country. From reading through online resources, I have learned that a Riad is a must-do, but ...
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Accommodation for a large group in Cairns in November 2012

I'm organising a largish group (around 10, hopefully) to go to Cairns in November for the total solar eclipse on the 14th. With a group that size, it'd be nice if we could have a place to ourselves - ...
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Long walking trails in Europe with accommodation enroute

What waymarked walking trails in Europe allow you to stay in hotels/guest houses/b&bs every night along the trails? I'm looking specifically for way-marked trails that you can walk along for 5 ...
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What's the absolute cheapest accommodation in Ioannina Greece?

So hitchhiking is an unpredictable way to travel which is fun but tonight I find myself in downtown Ioannina, Greece. Usually I'm pretty good at finding cheap lodgings but it turns out I'm not very ...
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What is the absolute cheapest accommodation in Kuwait (besides couch surfing)?

I hear that food and some other things are very cheap in Kuwait but that accommodation is "expensive". Unfortunately the usual sources, such as Wikitravel don't say how much money "expensive" is. ...
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Where can one report bad experience with a landlord/place to stay?

Is there an online web service where people can report other people of bad landlords/places to stay? It might not be directly connected to fast traveling (in my case at least), but rather something ...
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What is the best town in La Alpujarra (Granada, Spain) to sleep there?

I'd like to visit La Alpujarra in Spain. There are few towns where someone can sleep. What is the best base town to sleep and visit all the valley?
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Turkey sea-side cottages

We’d like to go to Turkey next summer to have two weeks holiday. There will be relatively big number of us – 6-8 adults and 3-4 kids. People will be coming from different places – mostly UK, Russia ...
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How should I choose the best option for a London apartment rental?

I am traveling with two coworkers after our London Dev Days event, and we are looking to rent a local apartment. Knowing very little about London and its various neighborhoods, I am wondering which of ...
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How can I get an apartment in Riga, Latvia From the US? [closed]

This Latvian real estate web site has daily postings come up for recently vacated apartments, but the more affordable ones in a good location are claimed rapidly (by some accounts, typically no more ...
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What's roughly the lowest price range for accommodation in Nakhchivan?

It turns out that Azerbaijan has an exclave called Nakhchivan which shares a border with Turkey. Haven't heard of it? Well it seems neither have most of the websites I use to get an idea how much it ...
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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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Accommodation search engine that allows setting an approximate price range without a date?

While looking for accommodation for my vacation, I have become rather frustrated with sites like booking.com where you have to set the check-in and check-out dates before you see any prices. ...
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Recommended quiet neighbourhoods to stay anywhere in Japan? [closed]

Planning to go to Japan to experience life as a local and looking for a place to stay for a week that feels very homely. An area where there is full of mom and dad type shops but is not too remote ...
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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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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 ...