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    HospitalityClub.org and CouchSurfing.com

    4th September 2008

    These are the addresses for those who would like to travel lightly, meet new people, get new friends, hang out with interesting people, or just find a shelter for a night in the foreign country.

    I’m now registered in both systems (and getting “verified” in CS), and so far I stayed with three people (at two places) found via HC and CS. Both experiences were highly positive. Actually, my world outlook changed quite a bit after my first stay: I heard from someone that

    it’s better to trust wrong person once, than always distrust all the people

    But building trust, despite being central to HC ans CS, is only one – basic – component. Cultural exchange and knowledge sharing are also important, though so far I was unable to comprehend these components sufficiently to write on them.

    At the CouchSurfing.com website, it appears to be popular to put some test/quiz results into profiles. These are the tests:


    Your Personality is Very Rare (INTP)


    Your personality type is goofy, imaginative, relaxed, and brilliant.

    Only about 4% of all people have your personality, including 2% of all women and 6% of all men
    You are Introverted, Intuitive, Thinking, and Perceiving.

    And two kinda funny Nerd Tests, version 1 and version 2:


    I am nerdier than 96% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!


    NerdTests.com says I'm an Uber Cool Nerd God.  What are you?  Click here!

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    One Response to “HospitalityClub.org and CouchSurfing.com”

    1. Hostelio Says:

      Although i am in travel business, it took a while until the news reached me. Quite unconventional way of traveling, skeptics might say.

      Having browsed through several member profiles and reading through testimonials of people who have chosen to travel this way, I am convinced unconventional is not bad at all.

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