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Muy Gaupa

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This post is going to be an introduction to something new I recently started using, couch surfing. Couchsurfing.com is a website similar to facebook; you have pictures, interests, etc. The point of it is to offer up your couch for travelers in your area to spend a couple of nights who don’t necessarily want to spend the one hundred dollars at a hotel like you would here in South Beach. You have to verify your account to your address with a donation of five dollars. Later that week you receive a code in the mail to match everything up thus making everything very safe and secure.

This past couple of days I hosted my first couch surfer, Daniel Munoz. Daniel is a twenty seven year old student from Madrid, Spain. He is spending eighteen days (anything longer requires a visa) couch surfing across our country. He started in San Francisco and then traveled to the Grand Canyon, San Antonio, and New Orleans. He stayed with me a couple of days here in South Beach and is currently on a flight to New York City. Not only did my Spanish improve, so did his English. In return, Daniel has offered up his place of residence in Madrid any time. Since opening a profile two weeks ago, I’ve had over twenty messages with requests to sleep on my couch just this month. It’s impossible to accommodate everyones needs so I try to filter people out by their situation. If you are a student in Europe coming here to travel the country, that will pass. If you are three college students from University of Georgia coming down for one night to go to a Heat game, I’m going to say no to that. Looking forward to the next couple of weeks; I already have 3 more confirmed surfers.  


Written by Daniel Bajusz

December 3, 2010 at 11:39 pm

Posted in Couch Surfing

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  1. Mrs. Serrato would be so proud… Except that the word is guapa (female) or guapo (male). I learned that word well when I was hitting on LeAnn in Puerto Rico.


    December 10, 2010 at 12:15 pm

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