In this episode, I talk with Jun, owner of the Tavern 47 Hostel in Shangri-la, China. Jun's story is very interesting. He grew up in Seoul, South Korea and was a real go-getter. As a young adult, he was making a handsome salary and living the high life. How did Jun transition from a fast lifestyle in a big city to running a youth hostel in a remote town? Listen to our conversation to find out.
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- Shangri-la sits at 3160 meters (10,370 feet). Cusco is a bit higher, at 3399 meters (11,152 feet). Both cities are freezing cold at night.
- Seoul has about 10 million people in the city, and 25 million in the metropolitan area. South Korea's population is 50 million.
- The legal drinking age is 19 in South Korea, but this is actually 18 in Western years. Jun explains this difference during the show.
- Jun talked about the Bai and Naxi minority ethnic groups. They are two of the 56 official ethnic groups in China.
Here are some photos from Shangri-la:
And here are a few photos from Tiger Leaping Gorge: