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23 17/06/2009

I want a room, cheap and with breakfast. Travelling is my big passion as you might have seen from my other reviews. During University time trips like 5months backpacking in Asia are not possible but I can always find time for a quick weekend in a great city. I'm just about to book 2 nights in Bratislava and you can follow me through the process. --------------- ----------- What is it? --------------- ----------- is a website to find and book accommodation in over 170 countries. Property types start with campsites over hostels to budget hotels so there's something for every taste. The website can be used in over 20 languages and with the currencies Pound, Euro and US Dollar. --------------- ----------- For who is it? --------------- ----------- Everyone can use it, no registration or card is needed. You don't have to be under 26 or a student, no ISIC, nothing. It's free to use, quick, easy and reliable. They don't even ask for my age or occupation. --------------- ----------- How to use it! --------------- ----------- So, I want to nights in a cheap hostel in Bratislava. I select on the front page 'Slovakia' and 'Bratislava'. My dates are the 24th & 25th of September, that goes just under the location. I select 2 nights and one traveller. 2 seconds till the results page comes up. It's in Euro and I have to change the currency to Pound. One click and that's done. The hostel should be cheap so my sorting category is 'price'. Hostel Possonium comes up with 10Pound per night and an overall rating ...

Peru - Paul Hellander 17/06/2009

Peru, I'm coming!

Lonely Planet Laos - Lonely Planet 17/06/2009

Don't expect too much help

Lonely Planet Bali & Lombok - Lonely Planet 17/06/2009

sun, beach & waves!

Asda Smartprice Apple Pies 17/06/2009

I want more!

Heinz Vegetable Soup 17/06/2009

an ok-isch vegetable soup

Heinz Lentil Soup 17/06/2009

a nice soup

Baxter's Baxters Carrot & Coriander Soup 17/06/2009

I could swim in this soup 17/06/2009

Eat healthy, eat Graze!

Innocent Smoothies 17/06/2009

Banana, pineapple & coconut

Superdrug Naturals Coconut & Sweet Almond Intensive Conditioner 17/06/2009

nice smell - but that's it

Superdrug Naturals Coconut & Sweet Almond Shampoo 17/06/2009

Avoid it!

Tesco Value Tuna Chunks in Brine 02/06/2009

Please no brine

Tesco Value Tuna Chunks in Brine This is the first Tesco Value product I wouldn't buy again. Not because the quality is not good but because I just prefer spring water to brine. If you don't mind the brine I can recommend the tuna chunks - the quality is good and they are a great base for many nice dishes - have a look at the end of my review for my favourite tuna dish. --------------- Packing The tuna chunks come in a medium sized flat tin without lid opener - for me a big minus point as I can never find my can opener and have to search for 10min to find it. The label is the well-known Tesco Value blue and white design with all relevant information on the back of the tin. The thing that first caught my eye is the 'dolphin friendly' logo on the front - a movement to protect the dolphins ( Thumps up for Tesco as they only use tuna that was caught without harming or killing dolphin; LIDL for example still doesn't use this label. --------------- Ingredients & nutrition The nutritional information per 100g drained tuna is: Energy - 100 kcal Protein - 23.5g Carbohydrates - trace Fat - 0.6g Saturates - 0.2g That makes the tuna a healthy and tasty alternative to meat - try a Spaghetti Bolognese with tuna instead of meat! -------------- Look & Taste The tuna chunks come in brine - I normally buy them in spring water or sunflower oil and now after trying the Tesco tuna I'll stick to the spring water. I don't mind the taste as much as the smell of the brine - I tried ...

Yangon (Rangoon) 01/06/2009

An amazing place

Yangon (Rangoon) How could I sum up Yangon in one sentence? A total assualt on the senses! It's a large and chaotic city crammed full of a diverse cross-section of ethnic groups; Birmar, Shan, Mon, Karen, Bengali, Tamil, Chinese and Nepalis all share the streets and tea houses that dot the city's suburbs. Then there are the wonderful temples that have followed in the footsteps of each of these people's religions; From the Buddhist pagodas that form the majority to Hindu temples in the Indian district to the Taoist temples in Chinatown and the Cathedrals scattered all over the city that serve as a constant reminder of Burma's colonial days under British Imperial rule...Burma, like neigbouring India to the west, is home to one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse societies on the planet. However, perhaps paradoxically, Burma still has a uniqueness to it... The effects of the trade embargo are immediently apparent. The taxis here are all old cars, mostly toyota corolas imported from Japan (one of the few nations who haven't conformed to the international trade embargo along with China, Thailand and India) and are virtually all falling apart. One taxi we took in Yangon had the fuel tank attached to the back seat and the chasis and doors were held together by duct tape and some sort of adhesive glue (maybe hot glue or silicone gel!?)...For the vast majority of Burmese this is the harsh reality of the trade embargo, they simply cannot afford new cars as new cars cost even more than we ...

Plain of Jars (Laos) 01/06/2009

Jars on a plain

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