Signing up for couchsurfing is one thing, but hosting a guest is totally another. Thanks to this revolutionary website, travelers with less than the usual travel budget could still go to their dream destinations by simply opting to stay in a fellow couchsurfer’s couch or bed.
This morning, a friend of mine fetched a couchsurfer from the airport. He was a seasoned traveler himself, but it was his first time in Asia. In hopes of introducing the whole idea of local cuisine and culture to him, we decided to treat him to a restaurant that offered traditional food. Unlike the usual setup where in a traveler is thrown into a strange new environment, locals can now soften the transition by giving helpful tips and much needed direction before taking on the big city. It looks great on paper and in practice, it’s even more amazing. Through the system, people can meet others with similar interests and fortify their place in other people’s couches should they choose to travel to other places in the future.
If you can’t host travelers, don’t fret! You can still sign up and signify that you’re willing to share a couple of drinks of coffee with your potential guest. What are you waiting for? Join now!
As for me, I’ll be fixing a four-day itinerary for my guest.