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Jon and I are members of www.couchsurfing.com and last week we hosted two Australian girls, Amy and Casey.  They were super nice; both of them (especially Casey) liked to cook.  We were spoiled by them cooking for us several times!  They have a cat (Michael Arthur MacMoussen) back home so really liked Boots too.
 
Couchsurfing is a site where travelers can offer or request a couch to crash on, or just find someone to meet up with for coffee or a drink.  It’s kind of like Facebook for travelers.  It’s also similar to eBay, in that you give others feedback so others know how they were as hosts or guests. 
 
We also hosted a Polish couple, Daniel and Martina, before I went to the US.  In the last couple weeks we’ve gotten requests to host people from Italy, Spain, Germany, Mongolia, and the Netherlands.  We won’t say yes to everyone (you can pick and choose as you like, no pressure) since we want to have a little time to ourselves!  We wish we had this when we were traveling through Europe – it’s such a great way to meet like-minded travelers if you host; save costs and meet people living locally where you are traveling if you surf.
 
Here’s another article a fellow China blogger just wrote on it.  http://grahamwoodring.com/2009/05/18/couchsurfing-whats-in-it-for-me/ 

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