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Pete Jackson

  1. Current Age?

  2. Nationality

  3. Where do you live now?

  4. Occupation
    radio journalist

  5. When it comes to travel accommodation (but leaving out crashing with friends, family or people you meet on the road), how often do you stay in hostels?
    Sometimes a hostel, sometimes a hotel or B&B, etc

  6. Where have you hosteled?
    Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, New Zealand, USA

  7. Would you stay in a hostel again on future trips?

  8. Why or why not?
    price .. company .. location .. information

  9. Out of all your experiences hosteling, what was your:
    • Best Moment
      hot showers in Geneva

    • Worst Moment
      gaps in the windows in a Varanasi India winter

    • Biggest Hurdle, Obstacle or Difficulty?
      getting a bed in peak season

    • Biggest surprise?
      hearing the hot sex next door in Bangkok, Thailand

  10. Do you ever book any of your hostel accommodation in advance?

  11. Why or why not?
    peace of mind

  12. Who is the most memorable person you met in a hostel and why?
    Ha! I'm not married

  13. Why do you stay in hostels, as opposed to other types of accommodation?
    see above

  14. What is the biggest myth people have about hostels and hosteling?
    That you're roughing it in hostels.

  15. Why do you like to travel?
    the world is a big place, and travel teaches you tolerance of others and Makes you appreciate what you've got.

  16. What is your advice for other travelers wanting to stay in hostels?
    Don't expect the plumbing to always work!