This is an article that I wrote a while back for the South China Morning Post. It’s about how many expat business owners in China have adapted to changes in the economic climate by moving away from export based industries and focusing on the budding domestic consumer market.
Hostels without receptionists? Without security? Without anyone but some lady who comes in once in a while to scrub the floors and change the sheets? Tristan Hicks discovers that flashpacking has been taken to an entirely new level.