Month: April 2012

It’s vague as to whether you mean ‘a course of being treated’ or a course to learn. Assuming treated, you could consider: Kerala Ayurveda – a training school, they have a course of 7 or 14 days. It can be extended as well. It seems they do education AND treatment, so that should satisfy either […]

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So, this is a question which is probably a little subjective – some people will probably tell you to be careful and never camp, others will say they’ve never heard of problems (much like when you tell someone you want to use Greyhound buses in North America). A bit of research seems to say that: […]

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From my experience, yes it is very safe to use hospitality exchange services all over the world as long as you check references, have a backup plan, and trust your instincts. I’ve been CouchSurfing since 2007 in more than 30 countries and have only once had a less than stellar experience. I’ve actually had more […]

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Short answer – as best as I can find: No. However this doesn’t mean there won’t be. Historically book tours that exist have tended to only appear once a movie exists. While Harry Potter existed in book form, platform 9 and 3/4 at Kings Cross only appeared after movies featured it, and Lord of the […]

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August Outside Lands Festival Music, Food, Wine, Beer, & Art Festival in Golden Gate Park. San Francisco Shakespeare Festival The genius of Shakespeare in San Francisco’s most relaxing setting. Admission is free every Saturday and Sunday through the month of September. Arrive early for a good seat; shows begin at 1:30pm. San Jose Jazz Festival […]

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In his blog post “Be careful in the surf”, Tom Casady, former police chief of Lincoln, Nebraska, writes about the results of a quick host search he did in his city. Among the many search results, he found a known drug dealer, a registered sex offender, and someone who had recently threatened to shoot himself […]

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Are hospitality-exchange services reasonably safe to use in first-world countries?

Are hospitality-exchange services like CouchSurfing and warmshowers.org reasonably safe to use? I mean both for hosts and for guests, and both for men and women, in first-world countries. What precautions should I take while using such services? Please cite sources if possible. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Based on your budget, it’s quite difficult to rent a service Apartment. The only way to go is to rent the apartment from the owner directly. You can try Roomorama or AirBnb for this. If you click on the Rates tab, both website also provide monthly rent rates. Personally I think you may get a […]

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US “pants” = UK “trousers”. UK “pants” = US “underpants” or for some people “shorts”. Source: https://stackoverflow.com/

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Is there any United States slang I should avoid in the UK or Ireland?

We’ll be spending a couple weeks this summer in the UK (Scotland and London), then a week in Ireland. Is there any slang common in the United States that we be best avoided in either country? For example, ‘fag’ is commonly used in the UK for cigarettes, but it’s considered a slur in the US. […]

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