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New Guide Shows Asia Bursting With Hostels
Wealthy countries and poor ones, too, are all jumping on the bandwagon.
Think of hostels, and you don’t usually think of Asia, but here they are, even in China, and the number is growing. The customers are not all Westerners, either. “Hostels are all about more than just cheap rooms,” Karges explains. “Southeast Asia is the last place you’d need a hostel for cheap lodging, but here they are in full force: Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and even Burma now. India has finally gotten on board, Sri Lanka and Nepal, too, and of course Japan and Korea. A hostel is like having a bit of home with you.” And if one of the coolest things about hostels is their social nature, then one of their most utilitarian functions is their role as a haven of security and familiarity in a very foreign land. You’ll need it here more than in Europe, America, or Australia. Yes, that means the English tongue. Yes, that means secure perimeters. And yes, that means banana pancakes (if you must).
Author Karges has traveled to approximately 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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