Thursday, August 30, 2007

Couch-surfing

So I was having a drink last night with a new acquaintence, Lucian. He's my age and works in Timisoara. We were talking about traveling throughout Europe and He was telling me about two 'hospitality' organizations. One is the aptly named Hospitality Club, the other is The Couch Surfing Project. The idea behind both groups is to provide free accommodations for travelers across the globe. Lucian said he traveled across Europe by staying with Couch-Surfing contacts. All he had to do was look up 'couch-surfers' in the cities he planned to visit, contact them and ask them if he could stay a night on their couch (or floor, or whatever). I think it's great idea. Not only do you get free places to stay, but you meet some interesting people and make friends along the way. You provide them with a couch, and someday maybe they'll return the favor. As soon as I get an apartment (and a couch), I can join...

4 comments:

Jack Nork said...

No apartment yet eh?

Mike Nork said...

Good news, Bro! We found an apartment today!

Anonymous said...

Hi Mike. This is Larry Stauffer. You build our home on Mount road. It's good to hear from you on blog. We ran into your parents the other night at Doug's house. They seem to be doing well. I never heard of couch surfing before. Our weather is turning cooler at times reminding us that summer in beautiful central CT is coming to an end. Hope all continues to be well with you. Remember to pay with exact amount. ha hs.

Gary said...

Great post, as usual. Great to hear you found an apartment. So when do you move in? Who will you be living with? Let us know our new address.
Not much new to report here. Aubrey is getting so big. You'd swear we were putting Miracle Grow in her food! Mom and dad will be out here next week for a visit, so we are looking forward to that. Turns out the day after they arrive is "Grandparent's Day." I didn't even know there was such a thing! We'll have to have a little celebration.