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I met Taki and Rina during my first time Couchsurfing in Hiroshima. As nervous as I was, I was also excited. As soon as I had sent them a couchrequest, they replied saying, “We have jobs but we could take leave and show you around. I never imagined I could get such a generous and kind first reply - and that people could be so nice!
The girls were extremely hospitable. They took time off from work and showed me around, taking me to eat the best local food. And after four days together it was time to say goodbye.
But that wasn’t the end.
Rina and I stayed in touch via Facebook. Years later she wrote to me about her upcoming trip to India. Rina and her friend Ayaka were going on a trip so I went to Hampi to meet up with them.
Then in early 2013, Ayaka wrote that she was coming back to India with her friend Kayo. They visited me at my university then traveled to my hometown, staying with my parents for two days.
I fell in love with Japan and I miss it to this day. The Japanese were so kind and helpful. I loved being around them. But in spite of not being able to visit Japan again, that one Couchsurfing experience has resulted in meeting the Japanese over and over.
Couchsurfing has taught me that you do meet people again and there is so much love in this world.
~ Heena Shah, India