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Backpackers staying in enclaves of youth traveller accommodation are in-between global and local worlds. The enclave provides a sage space that allows visitors to experience local culture in a mediated way, but which also allows locals to consume backpacker culture in a touristic fashion.

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It provides an analysis of backpacker experience in major enclaves - the Khao San Road in Bangkok and King's Cross in Sydney

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This page is a summary of: Suspending Reality: An Exploration of Enclaves and the Backpacker Experience, Current Issues in Tourism, January 2008, Taylor & Francis, DOI: 10.2167/cit371.0.
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