So it’s day 2 of this week so what did I do in Renmark?
Bronte a guy living there discovered my public trip and invited me to his home, all trough Couchsurfing. That’s why I decided to stop there and i had an amazing time in Renmark – Bronte is the guy in the post picture.
After spending more then 60 nights at over 30 Couchsurfers in 6 countries and meeting even more Couchsurfers at one of plenty events along the way, it is time that I explaine what Couchsurfing is.
Couchsurfing itself is a hospitality exchange website which was founded in 2003. Nowadays it counts more than 10 million members all across the world that surf couches or host other travellers.
The idea of Couchsurfing is to open your home to travellers to give them an insight into your culture and maby give them the feeling of home but at the same time to have the opportunity to surf couches in other places as well.
Other than on Airbnb with Couchsurfing you don’t pay your host but rather you have some good time together, cook some food, exchange culture, … . Imagine it’s like you let a friend crash your couch for a couple of nights he is in town just this friend is somebody you have never met before and he’s from somewhere far away.
For me it was the best way to travel and meet so many new people and sure it also cut down my budget a bit. I stayed on the floor of a kitchen, in a campervan and even a 4 Star hotel once. But especially the secret tips I was told and the new friends I made was what makes Couchsurfing so awesome.
At this point want to say thank you to all people that hosted me so far or maby will in future!
Special thanks to these guys:
Thanks to Pitcher for being my first Couchsurfing host and making my time in Bangkok a good memory. It was great to meet you this days and that you helped me to get settled in Thailand.
Thanks to Zhanzwera in Luang Prabang, Laos for smiling all the time and being one of the happiest persons I’ve ever seen 🙂
Thanks to Yeeen in Penang, Malysia for great evenings, sharing your place even though I am German and becoming a good friend. I will see you soon in Newzealand!
Thanks to Umar for the great talks we had, exploring your home area together and also becoming a good friend. Also introduceing me to friends and you brother let me see how Couchsurfing slowly forms a amazing network.
Thanks to Marcel for choosing me to be his first Couchsurfer and making my time in Singapore way better and finding a new friend! I enjoyed my time being a French friend 😉 It was great to explore all the places in Singapore with your amazing knowledge and seeing I’m not the only young traveller around. Check out his Travel blog https://teengetslost.com to follow his great trips around the world!
Thanks to Rini in Kuta Lombok, Indonesia for making my stay of only one night there feel way longer. Next time I’ll meet you in Melbourne as Barista!
Thanks to Jose in Melbourne, Australia for being a great host in a great city. For sure we made the best omlettes in Melbourne!
I’ll let you know if I ever change my opinion 😉
Thanks to Lars in Scotts Creek, Australia for being my frost German Couchsurfer and sharing amazing travel stories and letting me be on a diary farm for a day.
Thanks to Bronte for having amazing days in Renmark, Australia with the boat on the Murray River, having barbecues on the Housboat and camping in your van – and getting locked 😀
Definitely the youngest older Couchsurfer I had so far so thanks for becoming a new friend.
Thanks to Geoffrey in Lismore, Australia for opening his home to spend Christmas far away from home in Australia.
You see this is just a short list of a few Couchsurfers and I could list more and more. Maby I’ll gonna do a hall of Couchsurfers soon so keep yourself updated.