Lessons on Couch surfing
Every traveler in their right mind would tell you that there is something deeply exciting and inviting about sleeping on a random stranger’s couch. Is it the thrill of meeting someone new in their own environment? Or is it just the thrill of feeling like you belong in a city unknown? A new form of bonding with the locals?
Couch surfing is so much more than finding a free place to crash for the night. It’s about entering a new and exciting world, introduced to you by the Internet of all places.
Many people ask me why I like to couch surf and is it safe. Well, I often relate couch surfing to reading a new book. It’s a whole new world. A story unfolding just before your eyes with characters that you can’t help but fall in love with. It’s deeply exciting and wildly entertaining. It teaches you new things and it helps you to see old things in a different perspective. That’s what couch surfing is.
I’ve never met a nudist before couch surfing. I’ve also never slept in a church where 4 punk rock musicians lived. Nor have I ever scaled a monument before.
Couch surfing, like reading, opens up new characters and new possibilities. I encourage everyone to give it a go. If the idea of meeting someone on the Internet and sleeping on their couch doesn’t fill your cup, then you’re reading the wrong book my friend.