Hospitality Exchange: Alternatives to C$

Hospitality Exchange (“hospex” for those who are into Internet lingo!) is a way of traveling becoming more and more popular, especially for backpackers. I’m personally a major fan, since I had the opportunity to be hosted by an Indian family in Amber, just outside Jaipur, Rajasthan, during my stay in India during fall of 2012. READ MORE…

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CouchSurfing endorses Fat-Bashing (part 1)

After a (public) exchange on Twitter with @gotravel during which I mentioned my Indian epic adventures that included being kicked out by our Couch$urfing (C$) host in Goa, India (they were not “tagged” as you can see, just mentioned), they suggested I should write a reference, a thing I was reluctant to do up to now in order to maintain a certain “peace” and avoid public fights and retaliation. READ MORE…

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