Q: I am now officially a Couchsurfer, but is it really that safe? A: The short answer is yes! Couchsurfing is really that safe, thanks to several precautions that the site has taken and several precautions that you can take yourself. I will discuss these in depth, however, let me preface this article by stating that I think the best way to approach Couchsurfing, … [Read more...] about Is Couchsurfing Really That Safe?
Q: Sounds great, so how do I become a Couchsurfer? A: Okay, so I have intrigued you enough to want to join the project, but where do you begin? First, I urge you to get on the site and browse through some members profiles, in order to become familiar with everything. Also, it is probably a good idea to start with looking at members that live in your … [Read more...] about So, How Do I Become A Couchsurfer?
Q: So, what exactly is Couchsurfing? A: Let me begin my answer by quoting Couchsurfing's mission statement, as I believe it succinctly sums the project up: Participate in Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time. Sadly, many people mistake this awesome travel community for simply free accommodation, when really the goal is to create an international network of … [Read more...] about So, What Exactly Is Couchsurfing?
Post by new contributor Lindsay Clark of Nomadderwhere. The first mission of the day was to make it to the city, as the locals do, wandering up weaving lames and jumping garbage heaps until Entebbe road appeared, in all its smoggy splendor. On the way, I began to re-experience the wonder of being a walking spectacle, the extreme and never-before-seen minority, an Average … [Read more...] about Couchsurfing Uganda: A Mzungu in the Midst (Part 2)
Post by new contributor Lindsay Clark of Nomadderwhere. The first time I flew into NYC at night, the infinite stretch of lights had a deep impact on me - seeing the development and magnitude of the world from a pilots-eye view. Alike, yet opposite, the moment occurred with the descent into Entebbe, Uganda. There were minutes of time I saw not one single light in the … [Read more...] about Couchsurfing Uganda: A Mzungu in the Midst