Couchsurfers write in to us every day with stories of how we can see the world through each other (re)define what’s possible.
Paolo left southern Italy in September and started a worldwide hitch hiking tour. Before he left, he said, “for me it was strange that someone could host strangers in their own house. Well, right now, I just think the opposite: it’s strange someone is not hosting strangers.
“During this travel I’m learning about being really … normal. Yes, that’s the word. Normal.
“It’s normal to help each other, it’s normal to know different cultures, it’s normal to travel.
I love to be normal :)”
Last time we checked, he had reached Morocco by way of Italy, Spain and France!
Learn more about the start of his story here: http://globetrotter.pleone.it/it/la-svizzera/
More on Couchsurfing this month:
- “They’d probably prefer I join the circus than wander into strangers’ homes in foreign lands” – a woman traveler on how to find the right fit with prospective hosts
- “Do they want to spend most of the time with us? Or just a little? Are we being good guests?” – three adventures show that the “perfect” guest will find every couch is different
- “So this was a tactical maneuver, to allow Chris onto the couch” – 9 years on, Couchsurfing leads to lasting love and a new life in Australia
Have their experiences inspired a memory or thought of your own? Share your Couchsurfing story with the community.