In general I’ve only really heard two differing views of couch surfing. The “mum” point of view which involves general apprehension towards staying in the house of strangers and the travellers, more open-minded attitude which embraces the opportunity to stay with locals and meet new people. There are a couple of ways to get the most out of couch surfing. If you don’t have a couch or would just like the meet travellers visiting your city, you can set your status to “unable to host, but can hang out”. You can also approach people with this status in the city you are visiting. Or if you want to be hosted by someone, you can approach people with an available couch or make a public request to see if anyone can host you.
A few months ago, I finally had the opportunity to stay at someone’s place Continue reading