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Old 12-08-2008, 07:38 PM   #41
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That is so weird I always thought Aussies were saying soccer to accommodate me (kind of like how I try to remember to call soccer football when I am with a Euro crowd).

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^^ I've tried calling soccer "football" while in Europe, but most people get confused b/c they don't know if I'm trying to make it easier for them or if I'm talking about American football. Everyone knows we Americans (and apparently Australians too) call it soccer, so they'll know what you're talking about.
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See living in both Canada and England I am totally used to both translations although I do think chips is better than crisps.
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Yes Id like one gathering of crisps in a package of any sort please. Thank you. So what are Pringles then? Cylinder O' Tayto Treats?
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Can I just ask, what is a hostel? Why stay in one? What's the difference between a hostel and a hotel? I'm a newbie and the word hostel scares me to begin with because of the all the gory horror I've seen in movies. I know it's not like the movies, but...educate me? I'd like to hear personal experiences with your first time using a hostel? etc.
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Can I just ask, what is a hostel? Why stay in one? What's the difference between a hostel and a hotel? I'm a newbie and the word hostel scares me to begin with because of the all the gory horror I've seen in movies. I know it's not like the movies, but...educate me? I'd like to hear personal experiences with your first time using a hostel? etc.
Well, basically hostels are a cheaper alternative to hotels because usually it means sharing rooms/bathrooms with other travelers. Also, there is usually a shared kitchen and lounge area.

But rooms can be small or big with a couple of bunk beds or tons of bunk beds. Paying for a bed could be $5, $10, $20 bucks a night as opposed to $30, $40, $50 plus a night.

You usually get a locker to put your backpack and things in. But still, just in case, keep your valuables protected even if you have to put your documents in your hidden travel belt and sleep with them. If people really want to get into your locker and or bag, they will find a way.

Also, you'll have to put up with rude travelers sometimes, people who snore, and people who are noisy. You won't always run into these types but it's extremely possible to especially during the busy travel season.

On the flip side, they're cheap and they promote a healthy environment to meet other travelers, some of whom you'll be friends with for years to come.
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