Katie Dawes (a.k.a. The Hostel Girl)
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
To produce a platform where I can share the way in which hostelling advances international understanding and acceptance amongst thousands of travellers worldwide.
Bio – in short:
My time in hostels both on solo and group trips, and working and living in hostels, inspired a love for the atmosphere of each building.
The way a hostel brings together travellers of all different ages, interests, faiths, and nationalities and forces them to live side by side in dormitories, drink side by side on pub crawls – or even to learn to surf together – is such a beautiful thing in a world full of war and turmoil mostly brought about by a lack of understanding of other cultures.
Bio – in full:
I graduated University and realised I didn’t want to use all those years of work experience and networking by holing up in an office for the foreseeable future. Most people I know live in London, and whilst I miss them greatly(!)… well I’d rather be getting to know new cities and meeting new people from all over the world!
After a summer spent fulfilling a lifetime goal (learning to surf!!) I returned home and began looking for hostel jobs. I didn’t have a lot of savings so I figured I would need a paid one… and luckily there was an advertisement for a paid hostel receptionist role in Budapest!
I’d never been, but I figured it was a city like any else, right? A week after applying I was living in a city I’d never experienced, hearing a language I’d never heard before, living with people I’d never met, and on the whole just having a fun time!
So read, enjoy, subscribe and make yourself at home.
I don’t wanna miss a thing…
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