What brings a supposedly sane person to embark upon what most people would describe as a suicide journey? A year ago, I took off on a mission: surviving - and most of all enjoying - my first-ever Couchsurfing trip across the United States of America.
When it comes to backpacking and travelling, we all want to go for as long as we possibly can, and we all want to get the biggest bang for our buck. But what about travelling for free? Is it actually possible?
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There is a way of traveling the world that costs nothing but a little appreciation. A way of traveling that pulls you right into the cultural and social environment of strangers. Follow me on my trip into the world of couch surfing with all its facets, from opulent estates in Vienna to a dump in the heart of St Petersburg.