Eastern Europe is the most exciting destination to open up for independent travel in years. “The food is tasty, the people are friendly, and the variety is breathtaking, with exotic locales and services similar to the West, all at half the price,” Karges says. “Poland and the Czech Republic may seem like extensions of their Western neighbors, but they are extensions that were frozen in time for fifty years before the Iron Curtain finally fell some twenty years ago. Communism did nothing if not stop the clock; and what you find now are perfect specimens of old Europe, the one with the stunning architecture and the exotic city centers.” Yes, now you can travel by bus, train and plane all over Eastern Europe with scarcely so much as an entry stamp to clutter up your passport, and with even fewer visas; there will be hostels to stay in once you get there. The second book of the series is named and patterned after the first: “Backpackers and Flashpackers in Western Europe: 500 Hostels in 100 Cities in 25 Countries,” already available online and garnering good sales.
Author Karges has traveled to one hundred fifty countries over the course of forty years, much of it described in intimate detail and vivid prose in his narrative travel book, “Hypertravel:
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