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Five places for a drink with a view in Bangkok

Bangkok view

I love Bangkok. I mean I really love Bangkok. I love how no matter where you look, there’s something that will entertain, amaze, inspire or (in some instances) shock you. It could be the solemnness of a Buddha as he meditates at a temple, the aromas of a stall that’s dishing out street food, or the craziness of a street that’s packed with market stalls.

Reading the above, it might not come as a surprise to find out that Bangkok is…


Added by on September 16, 2014 at 4:06pm — No Comments

Searching for a student homestay? Look no further...

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It’s back to school time. Or rather for many, it's time to start at a new school, college or university. Finding the right place to live can be challenging at this time of year. Student homestay options are available and often a great way to settle into a new place where everything, including the people, is new and unfamiliar.

Broadly speaking, the biggest change any freshman makes as they start college is the amount of autonomy…


Added by on September 4, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Hosting tips: Creating a great experience for your guests

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The good news about hosting is that once you have the basics organised, your experience will be anything but a chore. Here's a quick check list on to create a great experience for your guests and keep things as simple and seamless for you both.

The Basics

Unless you plan to be at home all day and night, it's a good idea to have a spare key ready for your guest so that they can come and go without relying on you to be there to let them in.…


Added by on August 28, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Going to college but nowhere to live? Try a homestay

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With the Leaving Cert exam results and CAO college places just announced, the annual scramble for student accommodation has well and truly begun. With an increase in rent prices as well as a shortage of housing, students are finding it harder than ever to secure affordable accommodation.

For many, the transition from school to college can mean relocating to a new city and most likely will be their first experience of living without their parents. For others, such…


Added by on August 21, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments

How to be a great host in your homestay profile

Be a good host

As a host you get to meet new people from all over the world, make some extra money by renting out your spare room, and learn from your guests as they stay with you. It's important to be a great host so that your guests have a great homestay experience and you get lots of bookings. The first place you can be a great host is in your homestay profile.

Your homestay profile is displayed under the city or district in which you live. Remember, when guests are choosing a…


Added by on August 20, 2014 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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