Sunday, May 17, 2009

couch surfing


There is a really great networking site for travelers called . Basically, it allows you to find people who want to meet and interact with travelers while providing them with a free place to sleep. My husband and I thought it would be a great way to meet people since we'll soon be traveling in Europe. We both love to learn and are really interested in culture and history and feel that the best way to get that is to meet some locals.

We signed up last fall and so far we've only hosted other people, we have yet to couch surf ourselves. But it's been great - one positive experience after another. We met a really nice guy from Winnipeg, a lovely couple from France and another one from the Czech Republic.

We had dinner with the Czech couple, Eva and Tom, Friday evening and they were so kind and interesting. They even brought us wine from their vineyard in the Czech Republic. I look forward to seeing them again when we go to Europe.

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