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Interesting topic. I've been "couch surfing" here in PDX for three years - I live outside of Portland, but work here 4 days a week and so for the last 3 years I've stayed at friends houses 1 to 2 nights a week, which having formerly lived in Portland I have lots of friends "couches". Its saved me a ton of $ for not having to rent a place AND I get to stay in touch with my friends! Now friends call me too if they are heading out of town to ask me to stay while they are out. They appreciate having someone stay there while they are gone that they know.
So a different take on international couch surfing, which I've also done and open to others here.
I've also had people stay at my place, including the writer Rita Goldman-Geldman (author of the book Tales of a Female Nomad) who was in town for a reading. I really wanted to meet her to talk about her traveling life - so e-mailed her and she ended up staying at my place and we've kept in touch for years. Another time I had a kayking Kiwi guys stay that I met on the river, again we've kept in touch over the years - yet to make it to his couch though!
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