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BOSTON in November - crash space needed

Date Submitted: 01-Aug-2006
From: Magdalena Anna Fialkowska
Subject: BOSTON in November - crash space needed
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Institution/Organization: University of Surrey

Notice: Hi Everyone!

I'm coming to Boston for a conference on November 1st till 8th. I find the accommodation there pretty expensive, and for a PhD student's budget it can be really really discouraging. This is why I am looking for a friendly soul to give me some crash space for as many nights as you can while I'm there. I'm an absolute non-smoker, very eco-friendly, so I know how not to waste water/electricity etc, and besides I will be away all day at the university. THANKS FOR HELP, and PLEASE PASS MY INQUIRY TO ANYBODY YOU THINK WOULD WANT TO HELP ME. GBU, Magdalena