I found her on Couchsurfing.org, an Internet community recommended by a friend for travelers and hosts to exchange camaraderie and couches free of charge. Based on her photo, she seemed like a kindred spirit, a young traveler who spoke English.
Milena’s profile skimmed the basics: She had not posted a description of herself, or written anything in the category “One amazing thing I’ve seen or done.” She had no references. I figured I might even walk away with a new international friend, someone who could potentially accompany me on future travels.
When I got off at the wrong stop, I had to walk a couple blocks back to where I agreed to meet him.
My travel-sized rolling luggage bounced off the sidewalk every couple steps.
You'll want to spend a night in each and every one, just for kicks.
Travel is more about the people you meet than the places you see, and Couchsurfing reinforced the fact that people are inherently good." - Matt and Sara(Traveling In Asia) "We wanted to show our children that people from all over the world are good, no matter what culture, skin color, or language.
We had no money to travel the world with our four kids, and decided to let the world come to us.
And while we’re at it, we have a special, dedicated etramping page over at Agoda for booking hotels and hostels. Just follow the link, and enter the code AGODAETR10 (you need to enter this code before payment, case-sensitive).
"Couchsurfing has given me the opportunity to live very valuable and beautiful experiences.
— a traditional residential alleyway in China — that's been around for at least a hundred years.