It’s a great alternative for solo travellers not to feel lonely or for those who are looking for new friendship and fun.
I often ask my hosts to show me areas seldom visited by tourists, tell me some stories about their city and make me feel home. Same applies to couchsurfing One can argue that some users are getting verified, you can see their photos and references left by some other couchsurfers, but you can’t be 100% sure who you are being hosted by.
This winter I was travelling solo so it was a good excuse not to feel homesick when backpacking Europe. It’s so easy for someone to create an image online as a kind-hearted person. It’s getting more and more popular that girls pick up boys as their hosts and vice versa. For some it’s just someone who seems nice, but for others there are more chances to have “no strings attached” free sex.
I have heard of it before but never thought it might have been a true statement. What’s even worse, it sounds so obvious to some people.
Let me explain that on my example without mentioning any names.
In total, I was hosted by 5 guys and 3 girls during my whole European backpacking.
I was asked to have sex twice and 2 people were saying they were hoping to have sex before I had arrived and only one person did not mention anything about that.
I was shocked when I found out that some guys accept couchsurfing requests mostly from Slavic girls thinking they are easy to have sex with.
I was even more surprised when I found out that a lot of girls are looking for one night stand as a part of their unforgettable couchsurfing experience.
I have been planning to write this post for weeks but my hectic schedule at the kindergarten has not let me.
This weekend I decided to be strict with myself and find some time to finally sit and write what I have been trying to say about my couchsurfing experience in Europe in November/ December 2012.
Before I start, let me explain what couchsurfing is for those who have never heard of it before.