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Before I answer you Before I answer your question, please read this advise as I did cycle through Patagonia and I can tell you this: The roads are not that easy, sometimes given the roads surface it was challenging doing 50 km in a day; When the roads were alright, then the weather was very very difficult. When the wind blows strongly in the Argentinian ...


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In this case the German consulate is right. You wrote that you are a doctoral student in Germany, meaning that you have not acquired permanent residence there. But the Verpflichtungserklärung is intended for permanent residents and citizens only. It means you do not have the standing to use that form of assurance. benötigt Ihr Gast in der Regel eine ...


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The main difference between a hotel and a hostel is that a hostel has dorm rooms (exclusively, or in addition to private rooms). I spent a month in Iran in May 2014 and I did stay in some dorm rooms in Yadz, Shiraz and Isfahan. Still those places felt more like hotels as the majority of the rooms were private and they didn't have a kitchen for guests. Still ...


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There are actually two intertwingled questions here: First, virtually every country requires that (if requested) you demonstrate the ability to support yourself for the duration of your stay. For example, if you fly to the US and then declare at immigration that you only have $10 and intend to sleep on the streets for the next two months, you will ...


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As documented in the linked document: it excludes "those not renting the property as their main home", so as long as she can document an existing main home elsewhere, she should be fine whatever the case (and even more so for a short let). EU/EEA nationals have indefinite leave to remain, so can rent as long as they want by just showing their passport or ...


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There are various low-budget hotels offering basic rooms around Paris. Hotels Formule 1 (F1) by Accor is one such franchise. The rooms are pretty basic, in other words you get what you pay for. These hotels are usually found outside the city, and (arguably) for this reason offer free car parking to their guests. Quoting from the linked Wikipedia page, here ...


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I walked by the two official youth hostels in Macao the other day. They are both in nice spots on the south coast of the south Island very close to beaches and hiking opportunities in the hills. Both have a bus stop in front of them with direct bus routes to Macau downtown and the casino area in Cotai. All the links hippietrail is listing in his answer are ...


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If you travel to the major cities, like Marakech, Fes, Casablanca and Rabat, you will barely notice any change. But in smaller towns, there is a huge impact of Ramadan on the population. Tourists restaurants, cafés and shops will still be open as normal, transportation is available as normal, and all tourits attraction will be open until like 16h00. Only ...


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It is difficult to answer accurately as I do not know exactly what level of accommodation is required. Also the definition of a "settled place" place is unclear to me. However I will give it a go and provide different options. The highest place with a proper hotel accommodation is the Bokor Hill in Kampot province, altitude a bit over 1 km. The hotel is ...


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A host can incur significant penalties if they cancel on you. Because cancellations can have serious implications on a guest's trip, there are penalties that will be applied for host cancellations. A cancellation fee. If you cancel any reservation within 7 days of check-in, you'll be charged a $100 fee. Additionally, if you cancel more than one ...


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As I UK landlord, I would not to choose to rent a flat to someone that was only planning to stay in the UK for 6 months. There are a few issues. It costs me about half a month’s rent just to list a property on RightMove etc A property is normally empty for a few weeks after a tenant has left. This costs me lots in lost rent. The “right to rent” checks ...


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The only "differential" accommodation in Spain are the "Paradores Nacionales" (literally "public inns" or "public hotels"). These are a kind of luxury hotels that are property of the Spanish Government and are established in public interest locations. These are not comparable with B&B or "gites" in the fact, these are not-very-expensive luxury hotels ...


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Renting Accomodation Long-term rentals everywhere around the world typically require the tenant to prove the ability to pay the current and every future month rent. This is done by showing salary slips (usually the last 3 in France), payment receipts from previous rental agreements, a reference letter, and/or binding someone else to be your guarantor to ...


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A simple search on booking.com shows that there are rooms available in the city starting from 68 euro per night for a double room on a date that I've chosen randomly since I don't know your dates. I set the minimum review score as 7, since the ones lower than that have been very disappointing to my experience. There is the map option, where you could see ...


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Generally yes, but you need to be aware that the local definition of "Off Season" can vary quite a bit. Most places have really busy times that you may not be aware off. Boston, for example, has "Marathon" in mid April and "College Graduation" in mid to end May where it's almost impossible to get a room and where rooms are quite expensive.


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I stayed in Cuba last summer. Accidentally, I found a reliable, safe and at the same time cheap casas particulares network. I wrote about it in my Spanish blog (sorry for the SPAM, but I thing it could be interesting to read it in Spanish or using a translator). To sum up: The 'head' of the network is in the Hamel Hostel (La Habana). It will cost 5 USD per ...


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If you have a car and camping gear, you can travel around southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, southern Utah for quite a while exploring all the parks and sites. For very little money. And spring is not bad time to explore the desert southwest. If you work your way further east to the southern states, spring is when the azaleas and dogwoods ...


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Renting in Cahors is likely to be easier than in many places, it's not unpleasant but it's not a very hip or economically successful town. So you might just ask if you can pay upfront for one month instead of providing all the documentation. Beyond that, landlords do typically ask for pay stubs (“bulletins de salaire” or “fiches de paie”) over several ...


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"This invitation clearly states that they will be accommodated at my apartment (a studentwohnheim - student apartment) which is big enough for all of us." I must correct you. A student apartment in Germany has normally something like 10-20 square meters which is not sufficient for three people. While it may be spacious enough for India, in Germany the rule ...


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Check out the map option on booking.com. To start with, zoom in to Bariloche, you'll see that there are more options in the nearby towns, such as El Bolson, Lago Puelo and Esquel. Now zoom in even further, the towns will disappear from the map while you're scrolling downwards, but if the map is zoomed enough, you'll see individual hotels/hostels every once ...


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It's difficult... £143 / week (~£625) a month is a typical price for a long term stay in a London very small studio flat or a decent room in a shared apartment. These often have minimum contracts - 12 months minimum is quite common. In Zone 1 or 2, finding decent accommodation for £143 a week isn't easy even if you were staying a year. If you can't find a ...


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Another option would be to rent a room in a university accommodation. Rooms that are usually occupied by Bachelor students become vacant at the end of May/beginning of June, when the second term ends and the summer holidays begin. At which point universities try to rent these out to summer schools, language course students, and all those people who need a ...


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To answer the question of accommodation accessible by public transportation, I found three hostels: - The international hostel of Forillon is located near the entrance of the Forillon park, i.e. near the intersection of road 132 and the Bd de Grande Grève. I did not try it but it is accessible with the ReGIM line 21 - The hostel La Merluche is located ...


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The tourist tax is a legitimate tax, and it varies across Indonesia because it is applied at the local district level rather than as a national tax. Areas that are more likely to see tourist activity and do not have other income sources are those most likely to apply a tourist tax, with Bali being a prime example. The best source I've found for this ...


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Basically, yes. Traveling out of season you do not need to make reservations. But if you travel in the low/closed season you might find many places closed and the few that are open very popular and at times booked out when you want to stay. And when weekdays are low season already, the weekends might still be mid or even high season. Further more, you need ...


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According to JFK Airport Guide: JFK’s terminals, parking lots and hotels operate 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and cover more than 880 acres. This helpful guide provides maps and other helpful information about our terminals, airlines, stores, restaurants, parking lots and more. I would imagine your relative would have no trouble checking into an ...


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Depends on your situation. Do you have to work and stay near your work place during this time, or are you on vacation or between jobs and free to go where ever you want? If you have a job, I would look into getting a hotel or motel near your work site for the time. Talk to the owner and you can probably work out a good deal if you take a room for at least 4 ...


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If you don't mind getting dirty at the start of your marriage (ahem), how would you feel about volunteering on an organic farm? WWOOFing WWOOF (WorldWide Opportunities on Organic Farms) is an organisation who facilitate volunteering on organic farms. Here's their US branch. The standard basic deal is, you get free food and accommodation on an organic ...


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Transportation and getting around wise, your best bet would be to stay somewhere near the Termini train station. That is where the long haul trains arrive, and you are pretty much 10-20 minutes away from pretty much every major attraction. Being close to the Termini station can be helpful if you plan to go/come from Florence, or Civitavecchia, where the ...


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I found the above answers to be unclear. So: 1) You can and should take as many pairs of the cheap slippers as you can grab (the single-use ones with a logo, wrapped in plastic). These are really handy and cool! 2) You can and should (if for some reason you want to) take all the toiletries: that is to say the small bottles of shampoo, etc., and similarly ...



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