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"London to Paris, Paris to London. All for £69 with Eurostar. A casual Skype chat turned into booking-a-holiday-chat. I was delighted, but fearful. With little cash, could I still have a decent holiday in expensive Paris? I relied on Travelzoo’s weekly top twenty email to find me a hotel deal. As much as we wanted cheap, we didn’t want scummy. When Hotel Gat Folies popped up, I was relieved. It was in a cool area called Opera, way less than half its usual price, far enough from the tourist traps, but close enough to still feel involved."