Archive | September, 2008

The Secret Life of Us

I recently finished reading The Secret Life of Backpackers by Barry Divola. It’s a great read if you’re planning a trip to Australia and an interesting insight into backpacking culture. Barry is an Australian journalist who had previously written an article about backpackers after spending a week in a hostel at Bondi Beach. This time […]

Stockholm to get a unique new hostel

Last Thursday, the world’s first hostel housed inside a Boeing 747 jumbo jet progressed a step closer as the unused aeroplane was towed to a spot near Stockholm’s Arlanda Airport. The Swedish news website, The Local, reports that the plane, which had been resting on Arlanda’s third runway since 2002, has been purchased by Swedish entrepreneur […]