Toda Quarta feira

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Hostelling International is a global association of Youth Hostels. We are a charity and our focus has always been on social empowerment. For the 2017 Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development we have developed a busy program to address ten different areas of sustainability.

In August, we spoke about engaging our guests, our friends. By facilitating intercultural exchange with our guests, we believe we open minds and hearts to a more tolerant world, making our hostels and mission more relevant than ever!

Toda Quarta Feira, meaning every Wednesday, is a weekly event at Hostel 7 Goiânia where the guests, hostel staff and the local community are invited to socialise. Every week the event has a different theme, such as games, arts or local food & drinks, providing locally brewed beer and local special dishes at a very affordable price. There is always music, either by a DJ or by local artists playing the guitar or even rapping – and of course enough space to dance.

Sometimes there is a “feirinha” – a small market – where small-scale local businesses are invited to showcase and sell their products. Taking place at the hostel’s colourful barbecue area next to the pool, the event has a lively Brazilian vibe and offers the guests a great opportunity to experience the local culture during their stay.

They also aim to encourage attendees to help make the event more environmentally friendly by using their own Toda Quarta Feira cup instead of disposable plastic ones. If they bring this cup to the next event(s), they are rewarded with a free drink as an extra incentive to reuse and reduce waste.

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