Posts tagged with Couchsurfing Values:

On Friday nights, the Lima Couchsurfing Community comes together for Lima Babel, a ”live cultural exchange where friendships are made and everyone shares an unforgettable experience” ~Claudia
World traveler Claudia hosts Lima Babel “to make the Couchsurfing experience livelier and deeper, following the principles in which Couchsurfing is founded.”
To all Couchsurfers in Peru, “if you are in town, please stop by”.
Read about the Couchsurfing Core Principles here! 

On Friday nights, the Lima Couchsurfing Community comes together for Lima Babel, a live cultural exchange where friendships are made and everyone shares an unforgettable experience” ~Claudia

World traveler Claudia hosts Lima Babel “to make the Couchsurfing experience livelier and deeper, following the principles in which Couchsurfing is founded.”

To all Couchsurfers in Peru, “if you are in town, please stop by”.

Read about the Couchsurfing Core Principles here

"I am now a couchsurfing host myself and have hosted people from all over the world. Without exception these travellers have been inspirational, and all have fascinating stories to tell." -Ian

Find out how a crab migration turned Ian into a Couchsurfer here!

"I am now a couchsurfing host myself and have hosted people from all over the world. Without exception these travellers have been inspirational, and all have fascinating stories to tell." -Ian

Find out how a crab migration turned Ian into a Couchsurfer here!

"I think that the idea of opening your home to a complete stranger is one of the most human things a person can do, and this act creates a bit of vulnerability that each is willing to share with the other. The experiences that follow are some of the most true and unguarded. Couchsurfing offers a way to connect with people that seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way in the past few decades." 
Read about Couchsurfer Hailey’s experience on our Couchsurfing blog:
“Hailey’s Journey – A Solo Woman Traveler Explores the World”

"I think that the idea of opening your home to a complete stranger is one of the most human things a person can do, and this act creates a bit of vulnerability that each is willing to share with the other. The experiences that follow are some of the most true and unguarded. Couchsurfing offers a way to connect with people that seems to have gotten lost somewhere along the way in the past few decades." 

Read about Couchsurfer Hailey’s experience on our Couchsurfing blog:

Hailey’s Journey – A Solo Woman Traveler Explores the World

"While hiking in the woods, we ran into an old acquaintance of mine from Mississippi. It might have been a complete coincidence but we decided to believe that Couchsurfing truly makes the world feel smaller and more connected than ever before."
Couchsurfing Engineer Alex shares stories from one of his recent hosting adventures. 
Read about their motorcycle ride into nature here: bit.ly/1fWspCk
Some hosts are so amazing they decide to write about their Couchsurfing guests. Eugenio’s host France D’Amour works for the local newspaper in Edmundston, NB (Canada) and published an article about her guest. 
We love its title “Couchsurfing: Sharing at the Heart of the Journey”. 
 

Some hosts are so amazing they decide to write about their Couchsurfing guests. Eugenio’s host France D’Amour works for the local newspaper in Edmundston, NB (Canada) and published an article about her guest.

We love its title “Couchsurfing: Sharing at the Heart of the Journey”. 

 

The Brewkeeper's Adventures: James and the Giant Couch ]

"This is the story of the first time I ever "officially" couch-surfed… and a case for why everyone should give it a try." ~Couchsurfer Brad meets his first host James. 

Read about their adventures here!

 

"After couchsurfing a lot around the world on a cycling trip in 2011-2012, we decided to carry on with the idea of staying with people and sharing their lives, but this time for an art project where we would also work with the locals." - Couchsurfers Seb and Spag
The two Couchsurfers started a unique art project in a forgotten neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia. See how a simple idea turned into a project that inspired the local community. 
Watch “Share the Word” here!

"After couchsurfing a lot around the world on a cycling trip in 2011-2012, we decided to carry on with the idea of staying with people and sharing their lives, but this time for an art project where we would also work with the locals." - Couchsurfers Seb and Spag

The two Couchsurfers started a unique art project in a forgotten neighborhood in Jakarta, Indonesia. See how a simple idea turned into a project that inspired the local community. 

Watch “Share the Word” here!

Happy Valentine’s Day, Couchsurfers! Share your life today and every day.

Happy Valentine’s Day, Couchsurfers! Share your life today and every day.

Couchsurfers in Manila were quick to join the relief work after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.
Couchsurfing Ambassador Tsootsai organized a troop of fellow Couchsurfers to help pack relief goods. Her team served as food runners, maintenance team, medical support and took care of the children, rented a truck, packed it with goods to distribute in the most affected areas.
"I am proud to say that the CS community was very actively participating.”- Couchsurfing Ambassador Tsootsai

After all their selfless contributions to the disaster relief, she adds “thank you Couchsurfing. And thank you, world.”
We thank you for being a truly inspiring member and for embodying the Couchsurfing values in such a wonderful way!

Couchsurfers in Manila were quick to join the relief work after typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines.

Couchsurfing Ambassador Tsootsai organized a troop of fellow Couchsurfers to help pack relief goods. Her team served as food runners, maintenance team, medical support and took care of the children, rented a truck, packed it with goods to distribute in the most affected areas.

"I am proud to say that the CS community was very actively participating.”- Couchsurfing Ambassador Tsootsai

After all their selfless contributions to the disaster relief, she adds “thank you Couchsurfing. And thank you, world.”

We thank you for being a truly inspiring member and for embodying the Couchsurfing values in such a wonderful way!

"Hollaaa!! We all from Jakarta, Indonesia. Let’s discover our country. Feel free to join us!!”
~ Bianca Lerisca

"Hollaaa!! We all from Jakarta, Indonesia. Let’s discover our country. Feel free to join us!!”

Bianca Lerisca

She was and still is my very special couchsurfing-guest as we have been knowing each other for many years: Alex, my friend and former colleague, surfed my couch on her travel around the world and I really felt somehow honored by her visit.There was no need to show her around and instead of doing this we talked for hours about her trip around the world according to the saying, “Travelling gives you plenty of stories to tell.”, which is all that true - and I was an attentive listener to what Alex reported and furthermore I was that much impressed by lots of awesome pictures of her travel.This led to talking about our lives and perspectives and we found out that life is about the people you meet, leading to meet yourself.Looking forward to seeing Alex again next year, at the end of her journey around the world!
~ Robert Küppers

She was and still is my very special couchsurfing-guest as we have been knowing each other for many years: Alex, my friend and former colleague, surfed my couch on her travel around the world and I really felt somehow honored by her visit.

There was no need to show her around and instead of doing this we talked for hours about her trip around the world according to the saying, “Travelling gives you plenty of stories to tell.”, which is all that true - and I was an attentive listener to what Alex reported and furthermore I was that much impressed by lots of awesome pictures of her travel.

This led to talking about our lives and perspectives and we found out that life is about the people you meet, leading to meet yourself.

Looking forward to seeing Alex again next year, at the end of her journey around the world!

Robert Küppers

Hello Couchsurfing, thank you a million for this terrific website!!Due to the website, I made new two friends from the Netherlands, who posted a helping message for their missing postcards in Taiwan. Via the site, we could communicate with each other for more details, and luckily, those cards were found and sent back to where they should be eventually.Thank youTom Kuo, from Taiwan

Hello Couchsurfing, thank you a million for this terrific website!!

Due to the website, I made new two friends from the Netherlands, who posted a helping message for their missing postcards in Taiwan. Via the site, we could communicate with each other for more details, and luckily, those cards were found and sent back to where they should be eventually.

Thank you

Tom Kuo, from Taiwan

Offer kindness by buying a treat for the person in line behind you.
Photo by the last passenger pigeon

Offer kindness by buying a treat for the person in line behind you.

Photo by the last passenger pigeon

Leave it better than you found it by seeing beauty in the weird.
Photo by russteaches

Leave it better than you found it by seeing beauty in the weird.

Photo by russteaches

Stay curious by taking a vow of silence for one day. Listen closely.
Photo by shari anna heck

Stay curious by taking a vow of silence for one day. Listen closely.

Photo by shari anna heck