Tuesday, April 26, 2011
An article here today informs us that Hostelling International has now added Portuguese to its interface languages. The article itself has one other bit of information to note: Brazil has the largest number of hostel visitors in South America, and in Mexico it's in fourth place, after Mexico, Canada, and the United States. I doubt that this is in perfect order though as I can't imagine Canada having more hostel visitors in Mexico than the US, with 9 times the population and a shared border.
The Hostelling International site itself is here, with flags on the top right showing English (UK), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), French (France), Japanese (Japan), and Portuguese (Brazil). Personally I think a two-letter code is better than a flag as it helps one avoid having to make a choice of one country over another, as is the case with most major languages (Japan is the one exception here).