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!’m going to FOSDEM, the Free and Open Source Software Developers’ European Meeting)!:

Finally got around to booking travel and accomodation for FOSDEM 2010; I’ve left it late again, possibly even later that last year, so it’s a little more expensive than I’d like (also, I didn’t particularly want to share a room in a hostel with stangers again, so my accomodation isn’t as cheap as it could be). On the other hand, I’ve money saved from my placement, so what the hell.

One thing that did puzzle me, incidentally, was the booking form for the hotel, which offered a choice of rooms: “Standard Room +£0.00” (no additional cost, as the default selection) and “Standard Room (breakfast included) +£41.46”. That’s per night.

I cannot quite grasp just how wonderful a breakfast would have to be to justify spending that much on it. To put it in perspective, that’s approximately what the room costs per night (I think; it’s bundled with the Eurostar cost, so hard to tell). It’s also not much less than a return ticket to London. I could quite easily get breakfast in a hundred other places on my way from the hotel to the conference for less than a tenth of that. What the hell are they thinking?