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Gambling on a cheap hotel

As an expat in Switzerland I have had the good fortune to be able to explore the surrounding countries with minimal effort and expense. Lacking the backpacker instinct to use hostels, and being too cheap to stay in decent places, I have made extensive use of that most unpredictable of establishments, the budget hotel. These […]

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“Jetiquette” – budget flying the right way

For British expats living in Europe, home is no more than a weekend break away. As a result many of us have the visit home down to a fine art. At Geneva (my local) or any other European city airport you will see the weekend-away brigade rushing for their flights on a Friday evening, executive […]

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Travel scams and swindles

Richard Dobbie describes how not to become a victim of a common travel scam.

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