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Tip when planning your travels!

see the hotels/hostel before you go!
8 years ago, March 26th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #153769  
Hi there

I\'m planning a trip to Asia for next year so i can see the Chinese new year celebrations! i am using several sites to look for accommodation where i\'m going to stay and i discovered by accident that if you put the name of your chosen hotel/hostel into \"You tube\" you can see videos that other people have posted!! it became obvious that some websites use air brushed photos, but the videos give you a much better idea of what the place is like... Good or bad! Reply to this

8 years ago, March 27th 2012 No: 2 Msg: #153791  
I like the youtube videos. It helps you to get an idea of the size of places, when photos sometimes looks bigger than they really are!
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8 years ago, March 27th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #153815  
most the time its when people have had bad experience in the hotel and they video it and post it!! but there are some good ones as well, it just gives you a better idea of the place then just pics. when i travel next year ill be visiting 8 cities and this has helped me decide on places to stay, and changed my mind on 2 of them!! Reply to this

8 years ago, May 15th 2012 No: 4 Msg: #156220  
yes..it isn't that bad to research on your destination.. so you'll know what to expect 😉 Reply to this

8 years ago, May 15th 2012 No: 5 Msg: #156235  
This sounds like a great idea. I had only planned on booking hostels from forum reviews on various sites and ones that were lonely planet recommended but videos of the places will be even better.

Cracking idea 😊 Reply to this

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