Around the world in a couch

 There’s something beautiful about travel in the age of the web — one need not move off the couch to experience the culture and sights of a new place. Though one would argue that gushing over pictures of quaint colourful streets in Italy can’t beat the live experience of walking down that street, what if Italy comes home to you, in the form of a live, talking Italian? Through an online website, called Couchsurfing, you can now connect with a global community of travellers and can find a place to stay or share a home while travelling, thus opening up a wonderful sharing of cultural experiences, not just a room or space. And for all its reputation of being a conservative city, there are over 600 members in Chennai with about 50 active members, who regularly host and surf across the world.................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express


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