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Calling the police might be the way to go in jurisdictions within developed countries, but wouldn't necessarily work in regions where governance is weak. In this case it would be better to pay the fraudulent bill using a credit card and then dispute the transaction once you're safe and sound at home. It's likely that the credit card company will take your ...


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There are more options of restaurants etc. (at generally better prices) if you pass through security and immigration. Only passengers can enter the terminal at the moment (documents and tickets are checked outside the terminal building) so there is very little chance of disruption within the terminal buildings. You’re a few days too early to see Lion King ...


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It is allowed. Booking a hotel for the night gives the obligation to pay for it, not to use it. If the people of the dormitory are the caring kind they might worry something happened to you, but you can easily explain to them that you are sleeping elsewhere. You can even return for breakfast. As mentioned in the comments your hotel may be required to ...


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While I understand your reluctance to go to downtown Hong Kong at this time, one of the major tourist attractions is right by the airport. You can get there without entering or passing through any of the main commercial, educational or similar areas that have been the focus of protest, or taking public transit. The attraction is the Ngong Ping cable car ...


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Holding guests hostage is illegal, no matter what. If you are held "hostage" and they refuse to let you go you can tell them it is against the law of that country. You can also contact the police secretly or send a quick message secretly saying to get the police. You don't want to be violent as you don't want charges on yourself as well. Contacting the ...


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10th June is still 8 weeks away and it's possible (albeit perhaps unlikely) that things will have changed by then. Only when it is clear that the bookings cannot be honoured will the airline and hotel consider cancelling. That's when you should be able to get a refund from booking.com. Until then, unfortunately, you'll just have to wait.


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Consider going to Macau: It seems that the risk the OP is mentioning for not leaving Hong Kong Airport is the 2019 Hong Kong protests. While that risk is in reality pretty close to none, if you still do not wish to enter Hong Kong, then you can instead go to Macau. Macau is quite small so within ~10 hours you'll have easily seen most major landmarks. One ...


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1o means "first" (primeiro). The address denotes an apartment on the first floor. No or simply N means "number" (número).


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You could sleep in a "relaxation chamber" ... which is not the same as checking into a hotel; nor is it one of the airport lounges. Quoting from the Sleeping in Airports guide for Hong Kong: Refreshhh by Aerotel – Location: Terminal 1, Airside, near Gates 35 and 60. Private “relaxation cabins” for single passengers that can rented in blocks of 1 – 6 ...


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Booking.com provides printable booking confirmations which, once printed, look much more trustworthy than a screenshot. I always carry these when I go abroad.


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In this specific situation, the CAA has provided details of what to do at https://thomascook.caa.co.uk/customers/if-you-are-currently-abroad/managing-difficulties-with-your-accommodation/ In short, they advise not to pay anything unless their team specifically advises this in your personal circumstances. Ordinarily the accommodation providers would be ...


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Lock type (3) sounds like a 'deadlocking nightlatch'. Common in Britain, where I live, the one described here costs 20 GB pounds. From the maker's website Advantages: You can lock or disable the handle from working inside, this is useful if nobody is in the property. If someone smashes the glass (if it has glass) they can’t unlock the door. It also ...


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That's also how most locks work in Spain, at least for points 1 and 2. The first mode ensures that the default state is a locked door; you can't foget to lock it after you, as soon as you pull it closed it will engage (incidentally, many locks are trivial to open in this state without a key so not very safe anyway). The second case is easily solvable as ...


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I don't think that there is a single popular platform for finding accommodation in Poland. There are at least few sites that seems to have decent amount of listings like nocowanie.pl or noclegowo.pl. Also Polish equivalent of eBay - olx.pl has some offers here. Of course AirBnb is quite popular (especially in touristic places), but prices seems to be more ...


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They can do this — or will try to do this — because both the airlines' and booking.com's terms of service disclaim any responsibility for anything except providing, respectively, an airline seat and a hotel room. You will have agreed to these terms when you purchased the ticket and reserved the hotel room. This is far short of ensuring that you can actually ...


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As a rule, no. Virtually all Maldives resorts are self-contained on private islands and allow only guests and staff. For this reason there is also no public transport to any of them, you need to arrange with the resort to pick you up or charter your own boat (very expensive). That said, hotels do love free advertising, so if you contact them in advance and ...


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What happened for us was this: No information about what hotel we'd get before takeoff. We found a guy at the airport holding a sign with the charter company's logo on it. He had a list of hotel rooms in different hotels and assigned us a room on the spot. We went to the hotel and the receptionist asked for the voucher. I sent it to the hotel by email as ...


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It is generally possible as there are a huge number of accommodations available. Unless you arrive during a really popular holiday, I would expect you to find some availability. Of course, it is impossible to say this with certainty. It will diminish your choices for sure though which will depend what you are looking for. The most desirable locations do get ...


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Definitely worthwhile to look into the airport lounges. Depending on your budget, some offer very comfortable seating, where you can even take a nap, a hot shower, free snacks and beverages, and even a meal. The lounge I used had facilities equivalent to a luxury hotel. Certain credit cards give you benefits and discounts in some of the lounges, but they ...


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Hostels, so just a bed in a shared room is likely the least expensive. Hotel and hostel booking sites will help you find them. Search online for 'hotel' or 'hostel' and name city to find booking sites. Do double check on other sites for reviews. And check you can reach the location on the day, as some days public transport may be limited. If you want ...


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As a couple of comments mentioned, the big problem will be what is open over Christmas and New Year. Throughout Europe, this is a time of restricted travel options and restricted opening of attractions, restaurants, and hotels booked up months in advance. The other problem I see, is trying to do too much over a short time. Four cities, with a day of ...


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From https://www.airtours.se/resevillkor/resevillkor-efter-augusti/ Accommodation is advised upon arrival at the flight destination. I see three options: The voucher is replaced with a voucher for the accommodation upon arrival at the flight destination The accommodation accept the generic voucher you have now Airtours make a paid reservation in your ...


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It is not uncommon for Portuguese (and Spanish) adresses, to include the floor on which the apartment is located. The generally used format for Portugal is: |--------------------------------- |------------------------------------ | | MANUEL GASPAR | Name + Surname | | LG DR ANTÓNIO VIANA 1, 2o, DTO | Street + ...


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If you want to stay for a month in Vienna a vacation rental/Airbnb would be the most common choice. Search for "Ferienwohnung Wien" and you will find multiple websites offering accommodations (of which Airbnb usually isn't the cheapest) A WG is a possible option with the website "WG-Gesucht.de" being a good choice for searching but simply searching for "wg ...


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Scouting campsites can be run by local groups or by bigger regions or national scouting organizations or by commercial camp sites. There are no national or international rules whether campsites not used by groups can be made available to individual guests. In the UK (and many other countries) there are rules about whom is allowed to work or even be with ...


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What you are looking for is called corporate housing. They go by other names such as "serviced apartments". Basically it is short term accommodation, larger than a hotel room and with a kitchen and other facilities. It's specifically designed for people in your situation, where the stay is long enough to make being in a hotel troublesome but too ...


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I'm going to counter jpatokal's answer here. There are resorts in the Maldives which allow 'day pass' visitors to visit the resort, including the over-water villas (though, obviously, not entering them). If you are specifically asking about sailing up to the island, landing and taking photos, then the answer is almost certainly a big fat 'no'! This is not ...


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Talking only from personal experience, I would say that it is not typical. Yes, many high-rise buldings have front desk with some kind of security guard. Yes, they may ask you for indentification if you're visiting someone, but it didn't happen to me when I was visiting frineds and entering with them. However I can understand if they even want to identify ...


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I spent just over a week in Almaty back in August 2016 and i really like the city. I stayed in the Hotel Tahar. We stayed in an en-suite double room. It was basic but comfortable. It was pretty central, had parking availability and wifi and the staff spoke English. A large double room was about 20 USD per night. I also spent a night at the Golden Palace ...


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If the booked flight is still that far out, and they change their schedule, they are not obliged to pay you for a hotel, although they have to offer a cancel and reimbursement of the whole ticket (but it sounds like you don't want that). Typically, the automated rebooking offer is very limited, and if you call them, they might be well able to work out ...


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