I have a couch surfing account and it’s been with me for over a year. I seldom log in because of having less opportunities to use it. To those who are new to the term, couch surfing is an online community that gathers members/travelers from around the globe to share a space or time for other members. You get to interact with fellow travellers or to people who want to socialize and rent or lend a spare room in another country even when you haven’t met the person face to face.
couchsurfing can beat sleeping at the Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok
This is a free membership site and you can search for a space to stay for a night when you’ll be dropping by a particular place in one of your travels. If you already have a place to stay, you can just spend time with another couch surfer for coffee or to tour you around.
You can rent a ‘couch’ when you drop by a member’s destination. The couch can range from a small ‘bed space’ or literally a couch of the other member. There are also those designer couches that make you want to stay longer. Like I said, I haven’t been able to use my couch surfing account but I know it is a very popular way of travelling.
Or you can look for people who may want to meet up for ‘coffee’ which can be a tour around the area or just a meet-up for conversations. This is great for budget travelers and also for those who want to socialize with other people around the globe.
It may sound too good to be true but like any other social network site, there are pros and cons. You can simply search for information online on instances where things didn’t turn out well for these couch surfers. Surely, you just have to be careful and responsible enough to research ahead of time and carefully choose the people you will meeting up. There are testimonials and ratings that show just that. I’ll probably be using this account soon. I’ll be embarking on a small trip that I’m planning for by the first quarter of next year.
1000 Facebook Likes
On another note, let me just say that soloflightEd.com has reached a thousand Likes on Facebook! Although I must admit that I somewhat forced the first 50 or so friends to Like my page on the networking site. Other than that, it slowly reached to this number of people and I am grateful.
I sometimes get questions from readers about their planned itineraries and I try my best to provide useful information but sometimes I have difficulty answering some questions. Nevertheless, I am thankful for the chance to help out as well as inspire others to travel.
This is just a momentous occasion for me that I’d like to share to thank those who have taken the time to press that simple button on my site. I appreciate the effort and this makes me strive harder to provide more valuable content on this travel blog.
So to those who aren’t aware that such a Page exists, here’s my Facebook page – FaceBook.com/soloflightEd
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