lisbon – what a city! but I didn’t stay in the city center for my almost 24-hour stopover, I managed to find a wonderful couchsurfergirl who picked me up at the train station with her amazing van and brought me to a huge farm where she and her boyfriend live at the time. they are a “bilateral” couple too, so it was really nice to get to know them.
at night another couchsurfer joined us – check out his page! he is on tour through europe for the america cancer society at the moment with his enduro motorbike and he’s just WOW! I wish I could have gotten to know him better… so my first days on the road and I feel the pain of saying goodbye again. that’s what I really don’t like about traveling – I might never get used to it.
the good thing was, that I catched my host at the right time. she needed a positive experience, because she wasn’t sure anymore about couchsurfing. some of her surfers haven’t been nice and on top a few days ago, a girl has been raped in lisbon by her host!!! WTF??? I always knew this could happen, but when it really does, you feel so sad and angry! f*** you! f*** you!!! you destroy our beautiful community!!!
all the best to all of my couchsurfing friends out there! have fun and take care…
How sad! Unfortunately most of us never leave home and suffer the same fate:(( Our beautiful world can sometimes turn violent and we are powerless.
Did a lot of couchsurfing before the website came about. In fact, had to back in the surf contest days. Makes for quite an adventure to say the least.
Enjoy your trip!
no, probably you will never get used to it. Doesn’t make the fun any less best. just another great lesson from the road