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Christmas eve advice for a backpacker thinking of flying in to Germany

I am currently in Mumbai, India but am thinking of spending the holidays in Germany. Problem is: A) I don't know anyone there B) I am thinking of flying in on christmas eve. C) I don't know how ...
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Is there an EU law that a hotel can't kick you out if you're sick?

Someone told me that there was an EU law that said that if a doctor certifies you as sick (to some degree) and you're staying in a hotel, that the hotel cannot kick you out of the room. Update Just ...
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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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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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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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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 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 there still cheap accommodation (less than 600 ฿ per person per night) on Ko Phi Phi?

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 there I didn't plan anything and ended up ...
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Sydney, Australia - for 5 days. With a 6-month old baby. Any tips? [closed]

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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Can I find suitable (and affordable) accommodation in Japan with children?

Some years ago I backpacked through Japan. It is still one of the highlights of my traveling career. We are now considering going to Japan with (small) children. Based on my earlier trip I consider ...
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Fuerteventura surfing and quiet romantic accommodation [closed]

My partner and I are looking to go surfing in Fuerteventura in November and we're looking for recommendations for a surf school and accommodation. We'd like to be able to sit in the evenings, listen ...
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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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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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Where can I book rooms from others' cancellations?

I'm trying to spend a night in Iwaki, Fukushima province, but tripadvisor.com is telling me there's no rooms available there for the night I want (September 10 to 11). I assume that most people going ...
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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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Are there some places I can stay for free in South Korea besides couch surfing?

I'm thinking of going home to Australia from Europe/Turkey via Korea because... well Korea is awesome and it's on the way home (-: But I'm almost out of money. Then again I was just talking to ...
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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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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 Airbnb legal and legit in Canada?

This answer mentions Airbnb technically being illegal in New York and that causing issues sometimes with unprompted withdrawal of rentals. Are they legal in Canada, and specifically Toronto?
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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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Suggestions for ways to find cheap accommodation in Turkey?

We're a couple and we'll land in Istanbul on the night of the 10th of August for five days. We'd like to find cheap accommodation (possibly around €30, meaning €15 each) either in the city or in a ...
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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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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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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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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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Is there hostel-like accommodation in the Krabi-Phuket area?

In general, my girlfriend and I prefer to stay in a hostel rather than in a 5-star hotel. For this reason, we are a bit worried about the Krabi-Phuket area since all travel blogs we have read talk ...
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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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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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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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Are there alternatives to the ranger cabins in Algonquin Park?

Had stumbled upon the ranger cabins that Algonquin Park rents out during the season, but after doing some research, found that they're booked solid for the summer (and from what I'm told you have to ...
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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 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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Is squatting a viable alternative for accommodation?

I have encountered references (e.g. hitchwiki) that list squatting (staying in a an abandoned building as I understand it) as a cheap accommodation. I have however some concerns: it is illegal in ...
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Business Trip Lodging in Manila?

I'm in the process of booking a 5-week business trip to the Legaspi area of Makati City in Manila. Given the length of stay, a standard hotel is not only expensive but also lacks necessities such as ...
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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 for ...
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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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How to search for accommodation when traveling as a family with some company?

We have started traveling with our kids. Luckily they seem to have inherited the liking of travel. In our no-kids travel era finding accommodation was never an issue. Now it has become a major concern....
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Four to six days in Scottish Highlands - questions about renting cars and accommodation [closed]

I will be spending some 4 to 6 days in Scotland with my wife in about 2 weeks. We plan on driving around and seeing some of the beautiful sightings and places in the Highlands (and islands, maybe?). ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Most inexpensive Jewish neighborhood in Jerusalem [closed]

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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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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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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