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Stibbons
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Icon 1 posted September 13, 2011 16:41      Profile for Stibbons   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
... and need somewhere to stay. I'm flying out to Auckland, New Zealand next summer to spend a bit of time doing critical care flights for my elective (sod this going to third world countries malarky). However, being a skint graduate student all of my money will be spent on the flights, and I still need to organise somewhere to stay. I don't suppose there are any GCers out there who'd be happy to put up a student for a month and a bit?
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CommanderShroom
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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2011 19:16      Profile for CommanderShroom     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I can't directly help you on a place to stay, but thought I would bring up couchsurfing.com as an alternative.

Good luck and a safe trip.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 14, 2011 21:18      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
I'll also add that if you can't find something either a) available or b) not convenient/good-for-you w/couchsurfing, you might also try airbnb.com .

I will definitely point out that I know at least one VERY AWESOME couchsurfing host, but I must confess that said host is a friend, and I've never used the site. [Razz]

OTOH, I did use airbnb this summer for a quick trip and I didn't die. [Smile] Furthermore, I would count my stay as _far_ better than the equivalent stay if the money had been the same (read: quite reasonable would have yielded a crummy airport hotel).

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The Famous Druid

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Icon 1 posted September 15, 2011 00:04      Profile for The Famous Druid     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote 
After the earthquake, many kiwis have found their usual home no longer habitable, so bunking in with friends/relatives has become quite common. I expect you'll find spare rooms/couches a bit thin on the ground these days.

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