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    What are the little known Events/Festivals in Uppsala?

    Well Valborg is the undisputed king of Uppsala festivals and should not be missed. Apart from that there aren't too many more in my experience, there is Midsommer in Uppsala like the rest of the country but you would probably want to head further north for that one. Its best to watch the student nations for interesting festival like stuff, though you need to be a student to get into them. There are forest parties in the outskirts of town from time to time where people party in the woods to trance and psytrance, but you really need to know the right people for those ones. I also heard of this trance festival that happens on a big ferry that happens over a weekend going to and from Stockholm which sounds cool. Hope some of that helps! about 9 years ago

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    Where's a good place to see a live band in Hobart?

    Republic bar is the main live music bar. Its on the main drag in North Hobart. Further up Elizabeth street in north hobart is my personal favourite pub in town called the alley cat. Its got a really nice bar there and is probably more like a "Melbourne bar" than most others here. Also between those 2 pubs is the queens head, thats good if your 50. The Brisbane plays a bit of live music but mostly punk/hardcore, you'll find that on the corner of Brisbane street and Argyle st. Down in Salamance theres Irish Murpheys which plays cover bands over the weekend but during the week showcases a lot of local bands. Theres various other pubs scattered around the town which play cover bands as well. The best venue in my oppinion is actually the unibar, but they only have live bands about once every 2 months or so, usually touring mainland bands. over 10 years ago

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    Cheap nice hostel

    The Schlaffmeile (http://www.schlafmeile.de/) is the best in town and also usually the cheapest. Its situated on the east side of town which I argue is by far the coolest part of town. Aside from that theres quite a few good hostels around that part of Fredrichshain. Sunflower is very good, Pegasus is also good. Lettem sleep in Prenzelauer Berg is a good option too. If you want to stay in Mitte (the central bit) check out Circus hostel, steer clear of Generator is you can. But Berlin isn't the sort of town that has a "center" per se, your better off staying in central east Berlin (Frederichshain, Prenzelauer Berg of Kreuzberg [although technically Kreuzberg is former West]) or if thats not your cup of tea stay in central west. If you want to stay in central West Berlin then stay at Jetpak City. about 10 years ago

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    Where would you go out in Munich?

    Hmm... Well I actually had some difficulty finding decent beats in Muenchen, theres quite a few clubs but most I went to played pretty shoddy music. Harryklein I hear is the place to be, though it doesnt seem to be a well known club. I never made it there, however I did make it to a festival they organise which is awesome. If you can check out Shining Festival (www.shining-festival.de) its this party they throw in this beautiful palacelike townhall at the foot of the alps next to a lake, about an hour out of town. Its a 2 or 3 day party where you camp beside the building. Beautiful location, some of Europes best dj's, beautiful people. Definately a highlight. Also when I went there I was the only non German or Austrian, so that always adds to the charm. over 10 years ago

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    Best times to visit Berlin?

    Summer baby! During the winter the city is only a quarter of what it is in the summer. If you like to party then your in luck. Check out Bar 25, its an outdoor bar that is open non-sop all summer. Though I heard a rumor that its been closed down since I left. Fusion festival its off the show. You've also got the spacebeach beach bars against the Berlin Wall between Ostbahnhof and S-bhf Warschauer Strasse. Not to mention all the daytime raves kicking around Ostkreuz. Theres still stuff to do in winter. 1st May is wild, lots of demonstrations and clashes with police for no real reason. There are still heaps of bars and clubs kicking on for days on end. Make sure you do the Alternative Berlin tour. almost 11 years ago

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    Top cities in Russia to visit?

    Yeah in terms of culture and art you cant really go past St Petersburg. The city was designed to be a European city so it looks like many other european towns, most notably Dutch cities because of all its cannals. But you definately know that its a different place and has a lot of wired Russian charm. Read up on Peter the Great before you go to get an insight. If your there you will probably check out St Isaacs cathedral, its the most impressive cathedral ive ever seen. Also yes Niko the Hermitage is an inspiring place (read up on the october revolution for more stories about the outside square). Also in Russia dont be afraid to jump in a black cab. Almost every car will stop if you stand by the side of the road and wave your arm. Point to a spot on a map and write 200 Rubles on it. 200 should get you around most of the town. Dont go past Moscow tho either, crazy crazy town. Red square and the Kremlin are the obvious sights to see. In terms of nightlife check out the hungry duck. It has a reputation for been the most wild and debaucherous club in Europe. There are worse but its definately up there. Perhaps the biggest tip I have for Russia is DO NOT under any circumstance loose your passport!!! They like you to carry it on you at all times and dont be surprised if a Russian policeman sticks a machinegun in your face and asks you for it in a rather abrupt manner. They're mostly hoping you dont have it so you have to bribe them (500 Rubles I hear is the appropriate bribe). What you can do is have it locked up at your hotel (providing its safe) and carry a few hotel business cards on you and then show the cop/soldier that. They wont be happy but they'll back off. over 10 years ago

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    where is a good place to stay in east berlin (near good nightclubs)?

    The Schlaffmeile (http://www.schlafmeile.de/) is the best in town and also usually the cheapest. Its walking distance to berghain/panorama but youd usually catch the train which is only 1 or 2 stations away from it. Aside from that theres quite a few good hostels around that part of Fredrichshain. Sunflower is very good, Pegasus (i think) is also good. If you want the closest possible hostel then Ostel is probably the way to go, though I dont know how good it is. If you cant find a bed in the area you want then dont worry, the Berlin train system is rediculously huge and opporates pretty much around the clock. Anyway have fun and watch out for the doormen ar Berghain/Panorama. Theyre scary as hell and will turn you away for literally no reason at all. be quiet and act gay and you shouldn't have any problems getting in. over 10 years ago

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    How to travel around the country

    Yes that is true. There is actually quite a good train system in Sweden which links most towns but it is bloody expensive though. Busses are quite good but pricey as well. Flying is cheap but its ironically usually cheaper to fly to anywhere else in europe besides sweden. A few of my mates actually pushbiked all the way from Uppsala to Gothenburg, the country is really flat and there are good bike lanes. Im thinking though that the cheapest way to see the place is with a eurail or interrail ticket, or renting a large car with a heap of mates and splitting the $2odd per liter petrol. almost 11 years ago