Whenever we travel to a new city we always like to stay in an apartment. It saves us a ton of money, usually comes with free wifi (can’t live without that now can we?) and gives us a much better feel for what it’s like to actually live full time in a place. In the video above I show you exactly how we go about doing that. Watch the video now, continue reading this afterwards.
Why do I like Lonely Planet ‘pins” as my data points? In general I like their location recommendations. They usually list shops and restaurants that are reasonably priced, representative of both new and old parts of the city, and are foreigner friendly. Sometime their listings can be out of date or just have the wrong address, but it’s not specifics I’m interested. It’s the clustering effect the maps reveal that really shows me which kind of areas I should be looking at. Since I know I like the areas they recommend in general, I also look at their maps in a general sense and then get really specific when I know exactly which apartments are available.
We’ll coming out with a lot more videos helping you pick which places to stay in cities we’ve already been to. There’s no sense in reinventing the wheel. If we have a recommendation for a particular area, we’ll share it with you.