Thursday, 03 November 2011 07:41

Couch Surfing

Written by  Ken Ku
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My trip to Brussels was very interesting for sure.  While it is not the first time that I've slept on a couch, it definitely is the first time that I've used CouchSurfing.org.  To sleep in a stranger's house for a few days while exploring a new country can be a very intimidating experience.  However my host, Gio, was very patient and gracious.  Also, even though we didn't know each other, we did have a mutual friend.  This did alleviate some fears I had about my first experience couch surfing.

While couch surfing still might be a hotly debated topic, I would suggest that it is relatively safe.  Some ideas to keep in mind while choosing a host might be that they have positive reviews, they share similar interests, or they are in similar age range.  I would venture to say if you use these parameters, it would lessen your risk for unwelcome experiences.  However, I do stress that while I had an extremely positive experience I cannot guarantee that you will too.  I know that I will definitely do more couch surfing in the future though.

To find out more on couch surfing or to sign up for an account, go to the Couch Surfing website.

Last modified on Wednesday, 09 November 2011 06:19
Ken Ku

Ken Ku

A photographer/printmaker/perpetual wanderer going on a backpacking adventure around the world.  Follow my journey as I discover new places and meet new people!

Website: www.kenkuphotography.ca

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